Aircraft Photo of 862 | Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar | Morocco - Air Force | #1794
Registration / Serial:862
Other Marks:CNA-MH
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-119/R4Q Flying Boxcar
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
C/n (msn):11283
Operator Titles:Morocco - Air Force
City / Airport:Marrakech - MenaraMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: GMMX   IATA: RAK   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:27 January 2010
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1794
Photo Comment

A major target for me after Google Earth checks; tantalisingly within view of the show area but off limits (determination paid off). Morocco received 18 Flying Boxcars from the US in the 1960s, some being ex-RCAF C-119Gs. This '862' is from its former USAF serial, 53-7862. Colours a bit suspect (note white-wall tyres!) but well done to the Moroccans for preserving her. Most in their service had USAF-style silver/white top colours. One other survives at Kenitra, possibly a third elsewhere.

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