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. From the very beginning the Coast Guard leadership viewed the HC-123B as a transitional type and there was therefore no question of large-scale purchases of this airplane. With the advent of the more modern HC-130, they were gradually taken out of service. At least one of these machines was presented to the Thailand government. It was utilized until the mid-1980s.
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 two versions:
- Fairchild HC-123B Provider (55-4505), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Naples, Italy, during 1967.
- Fairchild HC-123B Provider (4348), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Honolulu, Hawaii, during 1960.
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*