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Convair XC-99

Description
  Manufacturer:Convair
  Base model:C-99
  Designation:XC-99
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
  Status:Experimental

Specifications
  Length: 182' 6" 55.6 m
  Wingspan: 230' 0" 70.1 m
  Gross Weight: 265,000 lb120,181 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 6
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-4360-25
  Horsepower (each): 3000

Performance

Known serial numbers
43-52436

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Kelly Field Heritage MuseumKelly AFBTexas

XC-99 on display

Kelly Field Heritage Museum
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 james raby
 redmond, WA
my father walter raby flew the xc 99 from 52 to 55 he was the youngest to fly it at the age of 27 flew c124s out of kelly for 12 years 10000 hours in 124s he is still living in bellevue wa he also flew for boeing 707 727 737 747 757 767 retired 1986 ww2 korea vietnam vet
07/11/2014 @ 06:57 [ref: 68559]
 Troy Deaton
 Dayton, OH
I work in Area B at WPAFB. I drive by the XC-99 everyday and marvel at the potential of it being restored and put on display in the new hangar of the Museum. I spoke with an official at the museum, and he told me the plane is too far gone to complete a restoration at Wright-Patterson AFB. Went on to say that if they tried to restore it, it would be the same as building a new plane in itself. He said they were arranging airlift of the pieces to the Boneyard and if it was ever going to be restored, it would be done at that location.

I have moved around and under all the pieces and have taken numerous photographs to keep for historical purposes. I would enjoy seeing the USAF let a conservatory group take possession of this aircraft, and through private donations restore it to it's true magnificence.


07/08/2014 @ 07:57 [ref: 68555]
 Garry Arndt
 Dayton, OH
The XC-99 is being sent to the "Boneyard". It is not being restored. I believe the word is that it is too costly to restore. I posted this information
in May 2013.
garryarndt@roadrunner.com
02/06/2014 @ 16:02 [ref: 68337]
 Catherine Droll-Davis
 Boerne, TX
My father Louis Droll was a pilot for the XC99.
Wanted to take our grandchildren to view, but
Glad to know the XC99 is being restored.
12/29/2013 @ 14:01 [ref: 68264]
 Carl Plummer
 Wichita Falls, TX
My father, Walter Harvey Plummer, also was a test pilot of the XC-99. I am unsure of the dates but he was taken off flying status in mid-50s for physical medical problems. He flew the Hump in WWII and later flew C-124s from Hickam to Japan in support of Korea. Anyone have any recollection of him? He passed away in 1989. Thanks to all of those who spent time in service to our country.
12/23/2013 @ 11:17 [ref: 68246]
 Jean Neuhauser Baue
 St. Louis, MO
My father, Albert Neuhauser, was a test pilot for the XC-99. This would have been around 1948-1954. Gen. McMullen was his CO. I grew up hearing about the plane and all the adventures he had in it.
12/21/2013 @ 13:32 [ref: 68242]
 Axel
 Hopatcong, NJ
I have a thick paperboard photo, very large, like perhaps a professional printing of the photo. On the reverse, there is a large picture of a man with a weird small hunting cap with feather in it. He pouring a drink out of a small barrel on a St. Bernard's neck. The photo is inscribed to "Bella" with happy new year wishes for a good 1950. Signed by either RUD or PAUL. Anyone have any idea who this guy could be?
12/13/2013 @ 13:17 [ref: 68232]
 Alan
 , TX
We took a school field trip in San Antonio to see the XC-99 sometime in the early 60's. I will always remember that. It had an elevator in the cargo bay with 2 levels.
08/30/2013 @ 17:35 [ref: 68041]
 GARRY ARNDT
 dayton, OH
The XC - 99 was moved to Wright-Patterson AFB a
number of years ago.
Presently ( 2013 ) the AF Museum is shipping it to
Davis-Monthan AFB, The "Boneyard". I believe the
word is that it is too costly to restore.
garryarndt@roadrunner.com
02/05/2013 @ 09:37 [ref: 67553]
 Lonnie Vee Parker-Janszen
 San Antonio, TX
My dad and mother both worked at Kelly AFB during the XC-99 and B-17 times in the 40s. Does anyone know where I can find photos of them on the job or in a yearbook? Their names are Lonnie Parker and Jennie V. Parker. Daddy worked on the XC-99 and Mom worked on the B-17s. I'm so glad the XC99 has been preserved for other to enjoy. My daddy was so proud to work on it.
12/29/2012 @ 15:31 [ref: 67450]

 

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