About This File
FSX/P3D USN Fairchild R4Q-2 (C-119F) 691. This is a repaint of a USN Fairchild R4Q-2 (C-119F) colors. Daisuke Yamamoto's freeware C-119 is needed for this repaint. The US Navy Transport Squadron VR-24 acquired a number of R4Qs in early 1961 from a USMC squadron, which was itself getting ready to receive C-130s. After a short time, VR-24 followed the Marine Corps' lead when it began operating C-130s in 1961. Just the following year, 1962, the last of VR-24's R4Q-2s was flown to the 'Bone yard' at Litchfield Park, Arizona. However, R4Q-2s and C-119s soldiered on in other Naval Air Transport Squadrons, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard squadrons until the mid-1970s. Incidentally, VR-24 itself was decommissioned in 1993 after 46 years of continual operations. This R4Q-2 of VR-24 131691 was incidentally used as prop in 2004 version of 'Flight of the Phoenix'. Textures are 32bit BMP. This repaint was tested on FSX-SE. It should also work on FSX, P3D v1-3. By Ted Giana.