Falling between two stools


Typical Packet loads — paratroops, equipment and vehicles — are arrayed in front of a trio of early in-service C-82As.

The C-82A’s USAF service might appear fairly ordinary, with no wartime action to its name. World War Two ended just as the first examples were entering service and the Packet was relegated to non-combat status by the time the Korean War began in 1950.

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