1/144 scale Fairchild C-82A Packet - World's first twin-boom cargo transport

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#AA-4082   1/144 scale  Fairchild C-82A Packet  World's first twin-boom cargo transport


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features


95 resin parts +

Clear-resin canopies, Decal


Span 225 mm


Length 163 mm


Unit price: US$78

Shipping charge: US$12

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal



Aircraft History and Specification

During outbreak of War World II, the mainstay of cargo freight operations in USAAF was catered by the C-47 Dakota, C-46 Commando and the C-54 Skymaster but they were built as pre-war civil passenger aircraft, not as dedicated cargo aircraft. In 1941, USAAF issued requirement for a large capacity cargo transport aircraft. Fairchild responded with a submission by their Model 78, and Army representatives were impressed with the design. In 1942 Fairchild received contract to build two prototypes designated as the XC-82, competing for the same contract was the Budd RB-1 Conestoga , Curtiss-Wright YC-76 Caravan and Waco YC-62. The first Fairchild XC-82 took to the air in 1944. Further flight tests were so positive that the Army issued Fairchild contract for 100 production C-82A. In 1947, Fairchild developed an improved Packet, which had more powerful engines, increased cargo and weight capacity and a relocated flight deck. The resulting aircraft became the C-119. Due to its obsolescence, the Air Force removed the C-82 from its inventory in 1954.










Long-range airlifter

To performed long-range cargo operations for the US military




2x Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radials engine

248 mph


14,780 lb. cargo


Model References

The Fairchild C-82A Packet package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. twin-boom aircrafts as bonus:

The model kit contents decals able to build the early or late version optionally!

The Fairchild C-82A Packet is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S.A.A.F. Transport airplane in late time of World War II

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

Lockheed C-56/-57 Lodestar

Lockheed C-59/-60 Lodestar

Noorduyn C-64 Norseman

Stout XC-65 Skycar

Lockheed C-69 Constellation

Douglas C-74 Globemaster

Boeing C-75 Stratoliner

Curtiss C-76 Caravan

Cessna C-77

Cessna UC-78 Bibcat

Junkers C-79 (Ju52/3M)

Harlow C-80

Stinson UC-81 Reliant

Fairchild C-82 Packet

Piper C-83 Cub (L-4F)

Douglas C-84

Lockheed UC-85 Orion

Fairchild C-86

Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express

Fairchild C-88

Hamilton C-89

Luscombe C-90Stinson C-91

Akron-Funk UC-92

Budd C-93A Conestoga (RB-1)

Cessna C-94

Taylorcraft UC-95

Fairchild UC-96

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

Boeing C-98

Convair XC-99

Northrop UC-100 Gamma

Lockheed UC-101 Vega

Rearwin C-102 Speedster

Grumman UC-103 (F3F)

Lockheed C-104

Boeing C-105 (XB-15)

Cessna C-106

Stout C-107 Skycar III

Boeing YC-109 VIP Transport

Consolidated C-109 Liberator tanker

Douglas C-110

Lockheed C-111 Super Electra