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Jan 30, 2003, 03:28 AM
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DARE C-119 Flying Boxcar

DARE C-119 Flying Boxcar

By Jim Babcock

DARE Design and Engineering offers a unique Speed 400 twin that doesn't adhere to the "icon warbird" formula for sales. Their C-119 Flying Boxcar flies on the edge of the ordinary veteran aircraft formation. The "dollar nineteen" has seen varied and widespread use both in the U.S. and abroad, including roles as aerial fire fighters. I like S400 twins and things out of the ordinary, and Dare's balsa rendition seemed to fit both bills. new
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Jan 30, 2003, 05:46 PM
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Your C-119 photo reminds me of my youth in 1956-1960 -- my Dad was CO of the 442nd Troop Carrier Wing and I remember watching C-119s come in over the field at Richards-Gebauer AFB outside Kansas City--the would come in over the field in formation of 4 Vs of 3 planes each and peel off like fighter and come in an land. My Dad loved that plane and flew thousands of hours in them. They were really tough.

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Jan 31, 2003, 12:19 AM
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Workhorses they were but not the most comfortable ride I've ever taken. Watching those booms vibrate put the fear of God in you. I realize now it's all in the mind.
Jan 31, 2003, 04:30 PM
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...another update... (with more pictures)

Jan 31, 2003, 09:19 PM
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This one is on my to do list....My father spent a lot of time on this plane during the Korean War.......From what he also told me he flew a lot of supply runs to the French in Viet Nam ....I really want to get this one but just not quite in the budget yet.....I am gonna do mine the the gunship version even though my dad was never on one.

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