Known as the Flying Boxcar in the USAF Service, the C-119 was always called "Packet" while in Indian Service, a derivation of the C-82. The aircraft was inducted in 1954 and served till the mid 80s
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Indian Air Force C-119 IK-454 retracting undercarriage during take off from Prestwick c1960. Note the early version of the tail number painting on boom in large letters. The same aircraft can be seen in later years with regular style number painted on.
Another photograph of C-119 Packet - IK457 - Unknown Location or Date.
Ferry flight of IK450
C-119 IK450 was delivered by MATS 1739 Ferrying Squadron of the USAF in 1954. The aircraft featured the tail number painted in huge letters on the tail boom - much in the style of how the Dassault Mysteres were painted. The serial on the tail boom has nev
Ferry flight of IK450
C-119 IK450 banks away, during its ferry flight in 1954. The aircraft featured the tail number painted in huge letters on the tail boom - much in the style of how the Dassault Mysteres were painted. The serial on the tail boom has never been seen in IAF
IK442 carried the letter B on the nose (Photo E M Sommerich via P M Bowers)
Packet at Leh
Packet with Jetpack at Leh - circa 1981.The four bladed propeller has been replaced by a three bladed upgrade by this time. Photo: Dalbir Sangotra Collection via Air Force Association
IK457 at Changi
David Taylor took this photograph in Jan 1963 at Changi Airport, Singapore. See more photographs of the Packet at this [url=http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/History/1960s/Changi]Link[/url]
Packet IK466 at RAF Muharraq
An excellent Colour photo of C-119 IK446 (Unit Unknown) transiting through RAF Muharraq in Bahrain in 1963.
C-119 Packet with a Dorsal Jet pod
A close up of a Fairchild C-119G, known as the Packet in Indian Air Force with a dorsal J-39 Jet Pack.
Takeoff from Leh - A Color photo
A rare colour picture of a Packet taking off from Leh airfield with the dorsal jet pack on top.
C119 Packet at Leh
A Packet unloading stores at Leh airfield. The Packets also flew in AMX-13 light tanks and field guns to Chushul during the bitter fighting south of Pangong Lake during the 1962 Indo-China War.
C119 Packet [IK450] at Leh
A rare color photograph of a C-119 [IK450] at Leh. This packet is equipped with the Orpheus Jet pack placed on the top of the fuselage.
A Classic photo of the C-119 Packet [IK451]
A Classic photo of the C-119 Packet [IK451] before the time it got its Dorsal Jet Pack. This is the first aircraft in the C-119 series
Packet IK454 (c/n 11285) was originally manufactured for the USAF as 53-4650 and was provided to India as part of the MDAP. Photo: Bharat-Rakshak.com
Fairchild C-119 BK-502 - Courtesy of Màrtainn MacDhòmhnaill / [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/martainn/9288368684/]Flickr[/url]
Troops jump out of a Packet [BK968] during a parachute drop
C-119 Packet taking off from Leh.
A rare color photo of a C-119 Packet taking off from Leh. Aircraft have to land and take off from only one direction at Leh.