C-119 Flying Boxcar 1/72 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the prebuilt C-119 Flying Boxcar Desktop Mahogany Model. This 1/72 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 14.75 inches and a length of 18.75 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit our Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the C-119:
This collectible model represents the C-119 Flying Boxcar, a mainstay cargo hauler of the early days of the U.S. Air Force. The C-119 served in a variety of roles, including the AC-119 gunship. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by skilled craftsmen using a wealth of detail, this 1/72-scale model C-119 makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff. The C-119 grew out of the militarys experience with the C-82 Packet, produced between 1945 and 1948. By moving the cockpit flush with the front of the fuselage, widening and strengthening the airframe and adding more powerful engines, the C-119 showed significant improvements over the earlier version.
The C-119 could carry up to 63 troops, or 35 stretchers when configured as an air ambulance. As a cargo lifter, it could carry a 10,000-pound payload.
Service deliveries of the C-119 began in 1948, and the Flying Boxcar saw extensive use in the Korean War. It served as a troop carrier and cargo craft, and versions of the C-119 also flew aerial recoveries of film capsules from early spy satellites.
As the C-119 was being phased out of cargo and troop operations in the 1960s, the airframe were good candidates for conversion into gunships, a concept pioneered by the AC-47 Spooky.
As the AC-119 Shadow or AC-119 Stinger, fitted with 4 7.62mm miniguns or 2 20mm Vulcan cannons, the planes could bring devastating firepower to bear.