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C-123 Rangehand. Used to deploy herbicides (like Agent Orange).
A U.S. Air Force Fairchild UC-123B Provider ”Ranch Hand” aircraft spraying defoliant next to a road in South Vietnam in 1962. “Operation Ranch Hand” was a U.S. Military operation during part of the Vietnam War, lasting from 1962 until 1971. It involved spraying an estimated 72 mio. ltr. (19 mio. US gal.) of (toxic) defoliants over rural areas of South Vietnam in an attempt to deprive the Viet Cong of vegetation cover and food. The USAF planes were marked as South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) planes. [Source.]
[H/T to 88badger for the submission that sent me hunting for a pic to go with it. -R]