the first week of December of 2006 the Museums C-82 Packet
rolled out of the McChord paint facility looking like a brand
new aircraft. After receiving its initial coat of paint
shortly before it was placed on display in the early 90's, the
aircraft was painted two additional times by hand (roller),
unfortunate the paint flaked off after a few years. After a
complete preparation, expectations are that this paint job
will last for many years to come.
The C-82 is painted similar to Packets from 8th Troop
Carrier Squadron, 62d Troop Carrier Group stationed at McChord
in the late 40's.