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Fairchild C-123 Provider
Official Designation C-123K Provider
Unofficial Nicknames The Mule, Train, Candlestick, Avitruc
Primary Role Tactical airlift
Secondary Role Aerial gunship
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Chase Aircraft Company and Fairchild Aircraft Corporation
Wingspan 110 feet
Length 79 feet, 9 inches
Height at Tail 34 feet
Armament See AC-123K
Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radials and two GE J-85 mini-jets
Horsepower 2,500 shp each (radial engine)
Thrust 2,850 pounds each (jet engine)
Cruise Speed 230 mph
Max Speed 245 mph
Range 1,500 miles
Service Ceiling 25,000 feet
Operating Weight Unknown
Max Payload 24,000 pounds or 60 troops
Max Takeoff Weight 60,000 pounds
Date Deployed 1955
Total Produced 302 aircraft
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