Curtiss C-76 Caravan


A C-76, possibly the first, serial number 42-86913, under construction at Curtiss-Wright's
St. Louis facility, November 30th, 1942. A second C-76 can be seen immediately behind this ship.


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A closer look...


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...and one for the model-builders.


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The first C-76 just before engine start-up prior to her first flight, January 5th, 1943.


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Another view...


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With Curtiss-Wright's St. Louis facility in the background, C-76 42-86913 seems to
hover a few feet above the runway at Lambert Field, Missouri during her first flight.


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I'm fairly sure that this photo also shows 42-86913, possibly during early flight testing.


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Not sure which, but this appears to be one of the first five C-76s constructed.


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A look inside the cargo hold, looking aft... probably 42-86913.


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The fifth C-76 built, serial number 42-86917.


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Shown in this photo are four of the nine modified YC-76As.


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Corporal Fred Barnhart inspects the tail of a B-24 at Chanute Field, Illinois.
The second YC-76A, serial number 42-86930, painted overall silver, is in the background.


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