Northrop YC-125B Raider > by John Schneider

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Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S DX EE 18-200mm VR lens… Auto

The Northrop Pioneer was built as a 40-passenger commercial transport aircraft, powered by three 800 hp (596 kW) Wright R-957 Cyclone engines. From it was developed the C-125 Raider for the USAF, 23 of which were built with 1,200 hp (894 kW) Wright R-1820-99 engines: 13 as C-125A assault transports and ten as C-125B Arctic rescue aircraft. A small number of these ‘Raider’ aircraft were released to the U.S. Forest Service as ‘Smoke Jumper’ transports

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John has had a camera in front of his face for the better part of 60 years and will continue until he gets it right! Please respect the applicable domestic and international copyrights…. Enjoy, purchase or save if you like, but no publication, any media, without written permission.

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    Unusual bird John. Nice find and nice Image. – Ted

  • Thanks, not many around. John

    – John Schneider

  • muz2142
    muz2142over 4 years ago

    Like a younger Ford trimotor on steroids!

  • Great, why didn’t I think of that! Thanks so much. – John

    – John Schneider

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Good one John. – Ted

  • Thank you, Ted!

    – John Schneider

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 2 years ago


  • Vicki… Thank you so very mch for this recognition and honor, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Colin Smedley
    Colin Smedleyalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent! You captured the essence of this wonderful old beast! This particular Raider is YC-125B 48-626, and has been painted as the cold weather test machine 48-622. Did you take this at the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton?

  • Colin, Thank you for your comment and the additional info on this aircraft! You nailed it taken July 24 – 29 2007 at the museum,,, 60th Anniversary of the USAF.

    – John Schneider

  • Vitta
    Vitta5 months ago

    Magnificent piece!!!

  • Vitta, thank you for your comment and favorite, welcomed and appreciated!!

    – John Schneider

  • billfox256
    billfox2564 months ago

    A old beauty that still serves!!!!! An excellent capture!!! Bill

  • Thank you, Mr. Bill…. Appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Thad Zajdowicz
    Thad Zajdowicz18 days ago


  • Thank you so much for your comment and favorite, appreciated!

    – John Schneider

  • Vitta
    Vitta7 days ago

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  • Vitta, thank you so very much for this recognition and honor…. Appreciated!!!

    – John Schneider

  • Just when I feel I’ve got this figured out….. Now can’t make comment in Forums, what am I not doing???

    – John Schneider

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