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บล.      BL.4     Fairchild  C-123B Provider
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History

1964  the RTAF acquired the first eight Fairchild C-123B Provider. The C-123B was acquired as replacement for the outdated C-47 Dakota. Until 1973 the RTAF procured 22 C-123B. Two of the planes were former HC-123B of the USCG with a AN/APN-158 radar in the nose. 1991 the last remaining C-123B.where withdrawn from service. 

Geschichte

1964 erwarb die RTAF die ersten acht Fairchild C-123B Provider. Die C-123B wurden als Ersatz für die veralteten C-47 Dakota erworben. Bis 1973 erwarb die RTAF 22 C-123B. Zwei der Maschinen waren ehemalige HC-123B der USCG mit einem AN/APN-158 Radar im Bug. 1991 wurden die letzten verbliebenen C-123B ausgemustert. 

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Pictures

Bilder

C-123B BL.4-17/14 (Photo Mike Loughran) C-123B BL.4-13/11 #40561. (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak) C-123B BL.4-3/07 #40563 (Photo collection  Phakphum Tangkijjarak) C-123B BL.4-3/11 #40561 (Photo collection  Phakphum Tangkijjarak) C-123B BL.4-13/11 #40561 (Photo collection  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
C-123B BL.4-5/07 553 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) C-123B BL.4-22/16 #40569, painted in grey overall. (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak). C-123B BL.4-6/07#555 (Photo collection  Phakphum Tangkijjarak) C-123B (Photo courtesy of  Tui Pankem) C-123B (Photo courtesy of  Tui Pankem)
C-123B (Photo courtesy of  Tui Pankem) C-123B (Photo collection  Phakphum Tangkijjarak) C-123B (Photo courtesy of  Tui Pankem) C-123B (Photo courtesy of  Tui Pankem)  C-123B BL.4-14/11 #40574 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)
   
Fairchild HC-123B later C-123B shortly after taken oven from the USCG Thai serial was BL.4-19/15 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)  C-123B BL.4-13/11 #40561 (Photo courtesy of  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)    
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Serial, Fairchild C-123B Provider
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
C-123B BL.4-1/07 20015 / 54-566 566 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1964 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-2/07 20022 / 54-573 573 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1964 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-3/07 20012 / 54-563 563 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1964 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-4/07 20021 / 54-572 572 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1964 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-5/07 20002 / 54-553 553 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1964 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-6/07 20004 / 54-555 555 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1964 ? preserved in RTAF Museum
C-123B BL.4-7/07 20001 / 54-552 552 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1964 ? preserved near Don Muang
C-123B BL.4-8/07 20013 / 54-564 564 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1964 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-9/09 20043 / 54-594 40594 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1966 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-10/09 20081 / 54-632 632 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1966 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-11/11 20114 / 54-665 665 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1968 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-12/11 20218 / 55-4557 557 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1968 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-13/11 20010 / 54-561 561 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1968 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-14/11 20023 / 54-574 574 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1968 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-15/14 20007 / 54-558 558 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1971 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-16/14 20019 / 54-570 570 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1971 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-17/14 20024 / 54-575 575 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1971 ? preserved at Ubon Ratchathani 
C-123B BL.4-18/14 20020 / 54-571 571 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1971 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-19/15 20154/ 54-705 705 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1972 ? ex. USCG
C-123B BL.4-20/15 20242 / 56-4358 358 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1972 ? ex. USCG
C-123B BL.4-21/16 20016 / 54-567 567 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1973 ? ...
C-123B BL.4-22/16 20018 / 54-569 569 62 Sqn. 6 Wing RTAFB Don Muang 1973 ? ...
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Specifications

Fairchild C-123B

Wingspan

Spannweite

33.53 m

Length

Länge

23.92 m

Height

Höhe

10.36 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

113.6 m²

Engine

Motor

2× Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W 18-cylinder radial engines, 2,300 hp each

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

?

Empty weight

Leergewicht

16,042 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

27,000 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

5.8 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

8,800 m

Range

Reichweite

1,666 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

none
Capacity Zuladung Crew 4,
11,000 kg of cargo or
62 Troops
                   

- Last update 27. December 2012

Written 1. November 2005

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