Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar

Twin engine transport aircraft

     Because modern aviation offered a number of practical solutions to improve the connection between Belgium and its African colony Congo a first batch of 18 Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcars (the "F" type is easily identifiable by the lack of fins below the twin booms) was ordered in the early fifties. Deliveries started in 1952 and replaced a large number of Douglas C-47B Dakotas which were much smaller and had a smaller operational radius). In September 1955 all C119Fs were administratively returned to the U.S. Air Force; however they remained stored at Melsbroek airbase. Between June and September 1956 eight aircraft were transferred to the Royal Norwegian Air Force via the US MDAP programme. The remaining ten aircraft were kept in storage until they were bought back by the Belgian Government. In 1956 all of these aircraft were upgraded to C-119G standards by Sabena.

C/N

10681

CP-1

Date In

Sep 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2692, CP-1/OT_CAA, 51-2692, 12692/BW-C "Cappy" (Norwegian Air Force), 51-2692, stored at MASDC (Davis-Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ305, scrapped in 1976

C/N

10682

CP-2

Date In

Sep 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2693, CP-2/OT-CAB, 51-2693, 12693/BW-B 'Bamse" (Norwegian Air Force), 51-2693, stored at MASDC (Davis-Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ303, scrapped in 1976

C/N

10683

CP-3

Date In

Sep 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2694, CP-3/OT-CAC, 51-2694, Upgraded to "G" standards as CP-14/OT-CAN

C/N

10684

CP-4

Date In

Sep 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2695, CP-4/OT-CAD, 12695/BW-E "Elmer" (Norwegian Air Force), crashed on landing on 6 Dec 1968

C/N

10685

CP-5

Date In

Sep 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2696, CP-5/OT-CAE, 51-2696, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-11/OT-CAK

C/N

10686

CP-6

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2697, CP-6/OT-CAF, 51-2697, 2697/BW-A "Anton" Norwegian Air Force, 51-2697, stored at MASDC (Davis-Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ307, scrapped 1976(?).

C/N

10687

CP-7

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2698, CP-7/OT-CAG, 51-2698, 12698/BW-F "Fiimbeck" (Norwegian AF), 51-2698, stored at MASDC (Davis-Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ302, scrapped 1976

C/N

10688

CP-8

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2699, CP-8/OT-CAH, 51-2699, 12699/BW-D "Donald" (Norwegian Air Force, 51-2699, stored at MASDC (Davis-Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ304, scrapped in 1976

C/N

10689

CP-9

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2700, CP-9/OT-CAI, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-9/ OT-CAI

C/N

10690

CP-10

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2701, CP-10/OT-CAJ, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-10/OT-CAJ

C/N

10691

CP-11 (1)

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2702, CP-11/OT-CAK, 51-2702, 12702/BW-H "Hiawatha" (Norwegian Air Force), 51-2702, stored at MASDC (Davis-Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ308, scrapped in 1976

C/N

10692

CP-12

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2703, CP-12/OT-CAL, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-12/OT-CAL

C/N

10693

CP-13

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2704, CP-13/OT-CAM, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-13/OT-CAM

C/N

10694

CP-14 (1)

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2705, CP-14/OT-CAN, 51-2705, 2705/BW-G "Goofey" (Norwegian Air Force), 51-2705, stored at MASDC (Davis-Monthan AFB - USA) as CJ306, scrapped in 1976

C/N

10695

CP-15

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2706, CP-15/OT-CAO, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-15/OT-CAO

C/N

10696

CP-16

Date In

Nov 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2707, CP-16/OT-CAP, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-16/OT-CAP

C/N

10679

CP-17

Date In

Nov 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2690, CP-17/OT-CAQ, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-17/OT-CAQ

C/N

10680

CP-18

Date In

Dec 1952

Date Out

Sep 1955

History

51-2691, CP-18/OT-CAR, upgraded to "G" standards as CP-18/OT-CAR

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