Aircraft Photo of 4505 | Fairchild C-123B Provider | USA - Coast Guard | #81838
Registration / Serial:4505
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild C-123 Provider
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-123 Provider
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-123B Provider
C/n (msn):20166
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
Unit Markings:CGAS Miami
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Collection:Pima Air and Space Museum
Photo Date:19 February 2009
Photo by:Johanna Schmidt
Photo ID: 81838
Photo Comment

Operated for the US Coast Guard from 1960 until 1972, then stored at MASDC until acquired by the Pima Air Museum in September 1978. Note that all USCG C-123B Providers are widely quoted as being HC-123B, but this is incorrect because they were used for LORAN site checks and other non-SAR duties, and were never configured as SAR aircraft. Consequently, they never received the "H" type prefix, and all official USCG documents consistently refer to them as "C-123B".

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