1/72 Fairchild C-123K / UC-123K. Roden 057
This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.
The Fairchild UC-123K Provider was an American special purpose aircraft, a version of the famous C-123 transport vehicle. The primary mission of these machines was to spray the dangerous Agent Orange herbicide in the sky of Vietnam to reduce deciduous cover over large areas, facilitating the detection of guerrilla groups and moving weapons. In total, 25 standard C-123K aircraft were converted to this standard, which were used in the following years with considerable success. The peak of such operations came in the second half of the 1960s, when the UC-123K carried out thousands of dangerous missions in the East Asian country, causing extensive damage to tens of thousands of acres. After the end of Operation Ranch Hand, all the surviving machines were converted back to C-123K standard. Five aircraft were lost during operations, and the total number of hits received by the UC-123K from ground fire reached nearly ten thousand, which proved its tough and reliable construction.
|Released:||2020 | Rebox (Updated/New parts)|