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Flying Machines

C-123 Provider
This picture shows a C-123 Provider which has been modified for spraying insecticide (you can see the spray boom suspended below the trailing edge of the wing). Mosquitoes were more than a nuisance in Vietnam. Not only did they thrive in profusion, but they were also the carriers of disease, most notably, malaria. These spray planes made weekly runs around U.S. installations in an attempt to suppress the little critters. This photo was taken at Pleiku.

Revised: 24 March 1999