McDonnell Douglas C-9 Skytrain Model

 

Fly again in this handcrafted wooden McDonnell Douglas C-9 Skytrain model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love. The McDonnell Douglas C-9 is a military version of the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 airliner. It was produced as the C-9A Nightingale for the United States Air Force, and the C-9B Skytrain II for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The final flight of the C-9A Nightingale was in September 2005,[1] and the C-9C was retired in September 2011. The U.S. Navy retired its last C-9B in July 2014.[2] Two C-9Bs remain in service with the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1966, the U.S. Air Force identified a need for an aeromedical transport aircraft and ordered C-9A Nightingale aircraft the following year. Deliveries began in 1968.[3] The U.S. Air Force received 21 C-9A aircraft from 1968 to 1969.[4] The C-9As were used for medical evacuation, passenger transportation, and special missions from 1968 to 2005. The C-9A were named for English social reformer Florence Nightingale (1820–1910), the founder of modern nursing.[5] After selecting a modified DC-9 for passenger and cargo transport, the U.S. Navy ordered its first five C-9Bs in April 1972.[3] The Air Force in the early 1970s, under the Military Airlift Command was responsible for moving military personnel from place to place. The Navy documented to Congress that their people were being given last seating on Air Force flights.[citation needed] Congress authorized the Navy to fly its own passenger/cargo jets shortly thereafter. The C-9B aircraft have provided cargo and passenger transportation as well as forward deployed air logistics support for the Navy and Marine Corps. (The original “Skytrain” was the famous C-47 of the World War II era, developed from the civilian DC-3.) A C-9B was also chosen by NASA for reduced gravity research,[6] replacing the aging KC-135 Vomit Comet. Many of the Navy’s C-9Bs had a higher maximum gross take-off weight of 114,000 lb (52,000 kg). Auxiliary fuel tanks were installed in the lower cargo hold to augment the aircraft’s range to nearly 2,600 nautical miles (4,800 km) for overseas missions, along with the addition of tail mounted infrared scramblers to counter heat seeking missile threats in hostile environments.
The C-9B squadron (VR) were located throughout the continental U.S., with detachments operated in Europe, and Asia.[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_C-9ne Corps.

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VR-46 Eagles DC-9 Model
VR-46 Eagles DC-9 Model
VR-46 Eagles DC-9 Model

Fly with the Eagles of VR-46 out of Atlanta in this hand crafted model. Each piece is carefully crafted from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece.

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VR-52 Taskmasters C-9b Model
VR-52 Taskmasters C-9b Model
VR-52 Taskmasters C-9b Model

Fly with the Taskmasters of the VR-52 in this hand crafted C-9b model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18 inches Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 52 was commissioned in June 1972 … Read More

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VR-56 Globemasters DC-9 Model
VR-56 Globemasters DC-9 Model
VR-56 Globemasters DC-9 Model

Fly with the Globemasters of the VR-56 in this hand-crafted DC-9 model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece you’ll treasure. Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Six / FLELOGSUPPRON FIVE SIX (VR-56), … Read More

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VR-57 Conquistadors C-9b Model
VR-57 Conquistadors C-9b Model
VR-57 Conquistadors C-9b Model

Fly with the Conquistadors of VR-57 in this hand crafted C-9b model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18 inches In 1987 and 1990, the VR-57 “Conquistadors” were awarded the Noel … Read More

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VR-58 Sunseekers C-9b Model
VR-58 Sunseekers C-9b Model
VR-58 Sunseekers C-9b Model

Fly with the Sunseekers of VR-58 in this hand crafted C-9b model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18 inches. VR-58 is a Naval Air Reserve Force squadron composed of active … Read More

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VR-59 Lone Star Express DC-9 Model
VR-59 Lone Star Express DC-9 Model
VR-59 Lone Star Express DC-9 Model

Fly with VR-59 and the Lone Star Express in this DC-9 model.   This was the last DC-9 ever built. Each model is meticulously carved and painted to create a model that you will be proud to display for many years! … Read More

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VR-61 Islanders C-40 Clipper Wooden Model
VR-61 Islanders C-40 Clipper Wooden Model
VR-61 Islanders C-40 Clipper Wooden Model

Proudly fly again with the VR-61 Islanders in this wooden C-9 model. Each model is carefully carved and painted to provide a unique piece you’ll love. 18 inches Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 61 was established at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington … Read More

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VR-61 Islanders C-9 Model
VR-61 Islanders C-9 Model
VR-61 Islanders C-9 Model

Proudly fly again with the VR-61 Islanders in this wooden C-9 model. Each model is carefully carved and painted to provide a unique piece you’ll love. 18 inches Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 61 was established at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington … Read More

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