Fairchild C-82 Packet

Fairchild C-82 Packet - Jets of the cold war
Digital illustration of USAF C-82 Packet

A twin engined and twin boomed transport aircraft designed for the USAAF and it’s successor the USAF.

History

Designed as a successor for the C-47 Skytrain and the C-46 Commando in the cargo, troop transport, parachute drop, medical evacuation and glider towing roles.

Design started in 1941 with the first flight of the prototype on 10 September 1944. Production deliveries started in January 1945 and ended in September 1948.

With a production run of only 223 built, the C-82 Packet was soon replaced by the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, whose development was influenced and derived from the earlier C-82 Packet.

Versions

C-82A , EC-82A and XC-82A

Speed Weight Span Length
218mph (cruise), 248mph (max) 32,500lb (empty), 54,000lb (max) 106ft 5.5in 77ft 1in

C-82N

Speed Weight Span Length
218mph (cruise), 248mph (max) 32,500lb (empty), 54,000lb (max) 106ft 5.5in 77ft 1in

 Users

Country Service Model Dates
USA USAF C-82A 1945 to 1954
Brazil Air Force C-82A 1955 to 1969(?)
Honduras Air Force C-82A ?

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USAAF cargi aircraft C-82 Packet loaded with troops and tanks takes off from an…HD Stock Footage