Air Heritage Museum - Fairchild C-123K Provider
Bill Maloney

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01 Fairchild C-123K Provider 02 Fairchild C-123K Provider 03 Fairchild C-123K Provider 04 Fairchild C-123 Provider Nose
05FairchildC123UpperHatch 06FairchildC123SideDoor 07FairchildC123PropellerArcWarning 08FairchildC123ThunderPigNoseArt
05 Fairchild C-123 Upper Hatch 06 Fairchild C-123 Side Door 07 Fairchild C-123 Propeller Arc Warning 08 Fairchild C-123 Thunder Pig Nose Art
09FairchildC123R2800RadialEngine 10FairchildC123GE85Turbojet 11C123ExternalFuelTank 12FairchildC123MainGear
09 Fairchild C-123 R2800 Radial Engine 10 Fairchild C-123 GE85 Turbojet 11 C-123 External Fuel Tank 12 Fairchild C-123 Main Gear
13FairchildC123NoseGear 14FairchildC123MainGear 15FairchildC123CargoLoadingDoor 16FairchildC123Tail
13 Fairchild C-123 Nose Gear 14 Fairchild C-123 Main Gear 15 Fairchild C-123 Cargo Loading Door 16 Fairchild C-123 Tail

Fairchild C-123 Provider Specifications:

Fairchild C-123 Provider
Another Fairchild C-123 Provider at the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, DE

Length: 76 feet, 2 inches
110 feet, 0 inches
34 feet, 5 inches
Empty - 35,300lbs Max Takeoff - 60,000lbs
Max Speed: 228mph at 10,000 feet
Cruise Speed: 172mph at 10,000
Range: 1,500 miles
Service Ceiling: 32,400 feet
Fuel Capacity: 1,500 gallons 115/145 octane avgas
Powerplant: Two Pratt & Whitney R2800 radial engines 2,500hp each Two GE J85 Turbojets 2,850lbs thrust each
First Flight : 1951
Cost: $

Both the piston and turbine engines were run on avgas. The fuel consumption of the GE J85 Turbojet is the same at idle as the Pratt & Whitney R2800 radial uses at 100% power. Here is a Youtube video of a C-123 coming in for a landing at a remote airstrip. One more C-123 video of the Provider doing takeoffs and landings, two of which were not very good.

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