C-119 Flying Boxcar (multiple)

I photographed these Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar examples at Pima, March AFB and the NMoUSAF.

C-119G 10-906 (RCAF 22122)

March AFB 2018

C-119C 49-0132

Pima 2017

C-119J 51-8037

This aircraft was specially modified for the mid-air retrieval of space capsules re-entering the atmosphere from orbit. On 19 August 1960, this aircraft made the world’s first mid-air recovery of a capsule returning from space when it “snagged” the parachute lowering the Discoverer 14 satellite.

NMoUSAF 2018

Propellors for C-119

Legacy Flight Museum; Rexburg, Idaho 2021