HomeVisitMuseum ExhibitsFact SheetsDisplay

Cessna LC-126

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Cessna LC-126A in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Needing a rugged aircraft with excellent performance for Arctic rescue service, the U.S. Air Force acquired 15 Cessna Model 195 aircraft in 1949. Designated the LC-126, these light utility transport aircraft were identical to the Model 195 except for the paint scheme, interior fittings, emergency escape hatch and radio equipment. Delivered in January 1950, each LC-126 came equipped with an interchangeable set of floats and skis to permit operation from land, snow or water.

Equipped with Edo floats, the LC-126A on display (S/N 49-1949) is marked as it appeared while serving with the 10th Rescue Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, in 1949.

TECHNICAL NOTES:
Engine: Jacobs R-755-A2 of 300 hp
Maximum speed: 175 mph
Range: 852 miles
Span: 36 ft. 2 in.
Length: 27 ft. 4 in.
Height: 8 ft. 4 in.
Weight: 3,350 lbs. loaded


Click here to return to the Cold War Gallery.

Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.


Mask Policy:
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.

Featured Links

Plan Your Visit button
E-newsletter Sign-up button
Explore Museum Exhibits button
Browse Photos button
Visit Press Room button
Become a Volunteer button
Air Force Museum Foundation button
Donate an item button