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This add-on is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and includes the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar aircraft.
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar had its first flight on November 17th 1947. It was used by the American military as a transport aircraft and was created from the ideas of the Fairchild C-82 Packet.
The aircraft was designed to carry personnel, cargo, and other equipment, and had the ability to drop cargo and personnel by parachute. The aircraft was produced between the years of 1949 and 1955. During that time it was primarily used by the United States Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. By 1955 a total of 1,183 planes were constructed.
A small crew of 5 was able to operate the C-119 Boxcar with a capacity of 62 troops or 35 stretchers with a payload of 10,000 pounds. The wingspan was over 100 feet at 109 feet and 3 inches. The aircraft was used extensively in the Korean War to transport troops and cargo due to the large flying range of 2,280 miles.
A well known event was one that happened during the Korean War in December 1950. Chinese troops had blown up a bridge that was a key evacuation route between Hungnam and Koto-ri. Eight C-119 Flying Boxcars were flown in by the 314th Troop Carrier Groop each carrying a large section of portable bridge that was dropped by using parachutes. The bridge pieces were successfully dropped and assembled so that U.N. forces were able to make it to Hungnam.
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The Fairchild range of aircraft have been around for some time and I have to openly admit that I’d never taken much time to fly around with them in the past. Although they always engaged me I was always pre-occupied with another style to ever actually give them a go.
This is when I decided to finally try this out and let you all know what I thought, for others like me who were curious but never really bothered to find out what the C-119 could offer.
First off, the actual design of the model was a bit off-putting at first. That isn’t to say that the developers done a bad job – far from it! – But it’s a level of design that looks totally different from the normal aircraft I’m used to. The box-car style and design really is a bit different to the norm but given its function (drop cargo and personnel via parachute) it kind of makes sense why it’s such an ungainly looking piece of hardware.
That being said, the quality of the design is hugely impressive. The people who worked on this were capable of developing that something that looks just like the reality. I spent a fair amount of time looking at the original model of the real thing and yeah, the people behind this done a great job putting together an authentic remake of this model.
I would say that the design of the model is about as historically accurate as you are likely to see in a free model!
As you might imagine, an aircraft that is so old had its unique little quirks and add-ons that made it a bit of a challenge to fly. That does not mean that I never had fun, but it’s just that it took a major amount of planning and preparation to help me get used to it. As someone more used to our more user-friendly, modern equivalents it was certainly a bit off-putting trying to master this thing at first!
After a few hours of “experimental” flights, though, I was able to finally understand the model and how it should be handled. It’s easy enough to fly if you don’t go in expecting it to handle like something from the modern timeline, but it’s certainly got the style and performance to make it nice and fun to fly in the first place.
Looking for something new to fly? Then give this a go – you won’t regret it, trust me!
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