Flight of the Phoenix

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by maucutt, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. maucutt

    maucutt New Member

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    Does anyone know what type of "flying boxcar was used in the original Flight of the Phoenix?
    Thanks
    Mike
  2. Eric Ferguson

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    Maucutt, It's a Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar. If you go to Bob's Card Models, he has both the Flying Boxcar AND the Flight of the Phoenix Plane models. The web addie is http://www.bobscardmodels.net76.net/ .Hope this helps.
    Eric
  3. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Wow, where have you been hiding!?!? :)
  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    The BV212 Jet Model there has a neat Kettenkraftrad that comes with it. That site has some really neat models! :)
  5. maucutt

    maucutt New Member

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    "Where have I been"

    Long story short.
    I had a heart attack a year ago, they discovered my left ventricle was overgrown with muscle so they had to cut it out. Its been a long recovery and somehow I just lost interest in everything, hobbies music family. But I'm back up and running now!
    Thanks for asking
    Mike
  6. maucutt

    maucutt New Member

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    Phoenix

    The boxcar on Bob's models is excellent thanks, however the canopy is too far forward. Perhaps the Jimmy Stewart version was just a Hollywood mock up.

    Thanks again
    Mike
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    It was too far back, the real one crashed and the pilot died. There's a video of it on YouTube but it is kind of morbid knowing the guy died in that mess.
  8. warren61

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  9. Zathros

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    Yeah, the C-82's most notable difference was the location of the cockpit over the cargo bay, using up valuable space. There were many differences, the evolution of the former C-82 had it's deficiencies addressed, leading to the C-119, they kept the same overall shape though.

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