Aircraft Photo of 54-658 / AF40-658 | Fairchild UC-123K Provider | USA - Air Force | #2067
Registration / Serial:54-658
Alternate Serial:AF40-658
Military Code:WM
Aircraft Original Type:Chase C-123 Avitruc
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-123 Provider
Aircraft Version:Fairchild UC-123K Provider
C/n (msn):20107
Operator Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dover - Dover AFBMap
Region / Country:Delaware, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDOV   IATA: DOV   Local: DOV   Other: -
Collection:Air Mobility Command Museum
Photo Date:18 April 2013
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2067
Photo Comment

This Provider was taken on charge in 1957 as a C-123B and served in Vietnam from 1961 to 1972, first as a UC-123B and later as a UC-123K when the auxiliary J85 jets were added, flying low-level defoliant and insecticide spray missions and cargo deliveries into strips as short as 2,000ft. Stored at Davis-Monthan from 1976 but reactivated for the Peruvian police on drug interdiction work under US Department of State registration N97033 from 1987 (nicknamed "El Burro"), prior to preservation at Dover in 1990. Serial presentation "AF40-658" is of course nonsense and should have read "AF54-658".

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