A transport aircraft entering service in 1955, the C-123 Provider served primarily with the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard. It was also used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam, a fact that spawned controversy in the 21st century (as former flight crews filed suit against the U.S. military, claiming that they knew these aircraft were contaminated and continued to allow airmen to unknowingly fly them). They were produced through 1970 with a total of 307 being manufactured. They remain active with flying clubs.
With a wingspan measuring over a foot-and-a-half, this 1/72 scale plastic kit of a C-123 features engraved panel lines, a single-piece windscreen, see-through windows, a well-equipped two-seat cockpit, realistic twin engines and mounts, single-piece propellers, external fuel tanks, an optional cargo bay door, a detailed undercarriage, and three sets of Vietnam-era markings. Assembly required. Skill level 3. Measures approximately 12¾" long with an 18¼" wingspan.