HC-123 Provider / USCG

HC-123 Provider / USCG

Item Number: C1348
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HC-123 US Coast Guard airplane model. The Coast Guard acquired the first of eight C-123Bs from the USAF in June of 1958 for use as logistical transports in support of the expansion and installation of the LORAN C network and other isolated installations. These installations were situated around the globe, many of which were in remote locations. The aircraft operated from Coast Guard Air Stations located at&nbsp,Miami, Florida, Puerto Rico, Barbers Point, Hawaii, Guam, Kodiak, Alaska, and Naples, Italy. They were distinguished from other C-123s by the Coast Guard color scheme and the large nose-mounted APN-158 radar. As a secondary mission they were also utilized for search and rescue.

The last of the aircraft were retired from Coast Guard service in 1972.

Mahogany Wood. Wingspan 20 inches, Length 13 1/2 inches.