In general, the construction of the XC-123 was so well executed that no major changes were required. In the middle of 1955 the first aircraft entered service with the Air Force, receiving its official name of 'Provider'. Outside the Air Force, the Coast Guard became interested in the plane, and soon it received own version, the HC-123B. The Federal Aviation Administration, which controlled air transportation in remote regions of the country such as Alaska, also received the C-123, as the plane performed very well in extreme conditions. As well as its primary task, the delivery of arms and soldiers, the C-123 was involved in the dispersal of Agent Orange defoliant over the jungle of Vietnam.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Vallejo paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- Molded in high quality plastic
- Clear parts
- Illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for three versions:
- Fairchild C-123B Provider (54-576), Air America air company, Southeast Asia, Thailand, during 1966.
- Fairchild C-123B Provider (57-6291), USAF, South Vietnam, early 1964.
- Fairchild C-123B Provider (56-4362) was named Patches, Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF), South Vietnam, during 1964.
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*