Bobcat AT-50 Paper Model Download
This model is a replica of the one Sky King flew in his TV series years
ago, but has been modified from the paint scheme of the original
It is also affectionately known as the
Cessna "Bamboo Bomber", and I actually had an opportunity to fly one
many years ago. The official Cessna designation for this aircraft was
the T-50, but it was also affectionately known as "Song Bird".
the "Bamboo Bomber" by the pilots who flew them, the UC-78 was a
military version of the commercial Cessna T-50 light transport. Cessna
first produced the wood and tubular steel, fabric-covered T-50 in 1939
for the civilian market. In 1940 the U.S. Army Air Corps ordered them
under the designation AT-8 as multi-engine advanced trainers.
built 33 AT-8s for the Air Corps and production continued under the
designation AT-17 to reflect a change in equipment and engine types. In
1942 the U.S. Army Air Forces adopted the Bobcat as a light personnel
transport and designated those delivered after Jan. 1, 1943, as UC-78s.
By the end of World War II, Cessna produced more than 4,600 Bobcats for
the USAAF, 67 of which were transferred to the U.S. Navy as JRC-1s. In
addition, Cessna produced 822 Bobcats for the Royal Canadian Air Force
as Crane 1s.
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The UC-78 on display is one of the 1,806 UC-78Bs built for the USAAF and was acquired by the museum in 1982.
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