Aircraft Photo of 56-4362 | Fairchild UC-123K Provider | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #57882
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:56-4362
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild C-123 Provider
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-123 Provider
Aircraft Version:Fairchild UC-123K Provider
C/n (msn):20246
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
 
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 57882
Photo Comment

This Provider on display at the National Museum of the USAF was accepted by the USAF in 1957 and saw extensive service in Vietnam as a 'Ranch Hand' sprayer (possibly the most ill-conceived and reckless program ever devised by the USAF). The aircraft took almost 600 hits in combat so was named 'Patches' for the damage repairs that covered it. In addition, seven of its crew received the Purple Heart for wounds received in the line of duty.

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