Fairchild C-123 Provider

The Fairchild C-123 Provider

The Fairchild C-123 Provider is an American military transport aircraft designed by Chase Aircraft and then built by Fairchild Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. In addition to its USAF service, which included later service with the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard, it also went on to serve most notably with the U.S. Coast Guard and various air forces in Southeast Asia. During the War in Vietnam, the C-123 was used to deliver supplies, to evacuate the wounded, and also used to spray Agent Orange.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 4
  • Capacity: 60 passengers, 50 litters, or 24,000 pounds (11,000 kg) of cargo
  • Length: 76 ft, 3 in (23.25 m)
  • Wingspan: 110 ft, 0 in (33.53 m)
  • Height: 34 ft, 1 in (10.39 m)
  • Wing area: 1,223 ft² (113.7 m²)
  • Empty weight: 35,366 lb (16,042 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 60,000 lb (27,215 kg)
  • Powerplant:
    • 2 × General Electric J85-GE-17 turbojets, 2,850 lbf (13 kN) each
    • 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W “Double Wasp” 18-cylinder radial engines, 2,500 hp (1,865 kW) each


  • Maximum speed: 228 mph (198 knots, 367 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)
  • Cruise speed: 173 mph (150 knots, 278 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 95 mph (83 knots, 152 km/h)
  • Range: 1,035 mi (899 nm, 1,666 km) with max payload
  • Ferry range: 3,280 mi (2,852 nmi, 5,280 km)
  • Service ceiling: 21,100 ft (6,430 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,220 ft/min (6.2 m/s)


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My opinion

This is one of my favorite old planes ✈️ I really like the look of it and the engine sounds so good ! All in all really cool plane which would be a great addition to IF.

What do you think about it ?

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Most of you won‘t know this aircraft 🤭