C-9 US Navy airplane model

C-9 Skytrain

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Douglas C-9 Skytrain US Navy 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.

Selected on the basis of a competitive evaluation of available certified twin-jet transports, the C-9B is a convertible passenger/cargo version of the civil series 30 DC-9--a stretched development of the original Douglas DC-9 transport. It is the second military version, the Air Force having previously selected essentially the same model as their C-9A Nightingale aeromedical airlift transport which has been in service for more than five years. Due to the specialized nature of the Air Force operations and the resultant name for its aircraft, a different name was selected for the Navy version--one of the exceptions to normal military aircraft-naming practice in which all versions of the same basic design carry the same name, even though used by different services. The Skytrain II name carries on the traditions of the famed DC-3 of WW II, the original Skytrain.

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