Thursday, July 26, 2007


Focus on old aircrafts: The Fairchild C-82 Packet

Nost cargo planes before the famous C-82used by the military were stripped-out passenger planes. The unusual design of the Packet, with its twin booms, cleared the way for loading directly into the back of the plane. Forty-four fully equipped paratroopers could be carried, or 24,000 pounds of cargo. The Packet was also the first plane to drop large equipment (such as trucks or tanks) with a parachute. The C-82 saw service during the Berlin Airlift and Korean Conflict. Length: 77 feet
Wingspan: 106 feet 6 inches
Speed: 248 mph

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