Museum of Aviation Volunteers Restore UC-78 – Photo Tour!

Museum of Aviation volunteers restore UC-78 (Photo courtesy Museum of Aviation)

WARBIRD RADIO – Volunteers at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia have been working to restore a Cessna UC-78 “Bobcat”.  The restoration has been a combined effort between museum volunteers and students at Middle Georgia College.  In 1942, the U.S Army Air Force adopted the Bobcat as a light personnel transport.

By the end of World War II, Cessna had produced over 4,600 Bobcats for the U.S. military.  The Bobcat didn’t last long in post-war military service. Few (if any) Bobcats were in service with the United States Air Force when it was formed in September, 1947.  Surviving military aircraft were declared obsolete in 1949.  For more info on the UC-78 visit the Museum of Aviation’s website by clicking on the Quick Link posted below.

QUICK LINK:  The Museum of Aviation

Cessna UC-78 “Bobcat” – Restoration Photo Tour

Photo’s Courtesy Museum of Aviation


One Response to “Museum of Aviation Volunteers Restore UC-78 – Photo Tour!”
  1. sdenis2 says:

    I have seen this plane first hand as my father is the gentleman in the white T-Shirt. This is an impressive bit of work from all of the guys in this photo. It was not exactly in prime condition (as you can see from the photos). I was a young airman when Maj. General Nugteren was the center commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center gave birth to the Air Museum at Robins AFB. The museum is a must see if you have not been there yet. This is an all volunteer group that resotres and maintains this museum so my hat is off to the group of folks that give of their time and efforts to make it all happen. It truely is a labor of love.

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