Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fairchild XC-120 Packplane

One of the more radical developments of the basic C-82/C-119 design, the XC-120 Packplane was basically a C-119 with the lower fuselage removed, allowing for the fitting of detachable cargo or special mission pods that could easily be rolled on and off as needed. A single C-119B was reworked as a testbed for this configuration, first flying in XC-120 guise in August 1950, but no orders for production C-128 derivatives were forthcoming.

XC-120 3-view, from US patent documents
Fairchild XC-120 Pack Plane 3-view diagram
XC-120 Pack Plane from below

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