C-9 Skytrain US Navy

C-9 Skytrain US Navy

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Navy C-9 Skytrain airplane model. Among the Navy's proud possessions are the McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain II transports. These twin jets have brought the Navy into the jet transport age, replacing outmoded piston-engine transports as combined personnel/cargo haulers.

The prototype DC-9 flew on 25 February 1965, and DC-9s have since become the most widely used twin-jet airline transports. The DC-9 has grown considerably in dimensions-and gross weight--over the four basic model series built to date, with the Navy choosing one of the stretched models.

In common with other convertible passenger/cargo versions, the C-9Bs differ from standard airline aircraft in having a large cargo door on the port side of the forward fuselage, along with other necessary cargo-handling features. All other details are essentially the same as airline models.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 15 1/2 inches, Length&nbsp,20 inches.