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DHC-4 Caribou

The DHC-4 is a twin-engine tactical short take-off and landing (STOL) transport airplane, developed by the Canadian company De Havilland Canada. The DHC-4 made its first flight in 1958. More then 159 airplanes were delivered to the US Army. The Australian Air Force - whiich ordered 18 airplanes - flew the Caribou from 1964 till 2009.



Prime contractor de Havilland Canada
Primary task Tactisch STOL transport
Type airplane Militair vracht vliegtuig
Length 22.13 meters
Height 9.68 meters
Wingspan 29.15 meters
Wing surface 84.7 m2
Aspect ratio  
Engines 2x Pratt & Whitney R2000 Twin Wasp radial
Thrust 1450 hp each engine
Weight (empty) 8233 kgs
Weight (start, maximum, MTOW) 12927 kgs
Weight (landing, maximum)  
Required runway length (start)  
Required runway length (landing)  
Cruise speed 293 km/h
Maximum speed 348 km/h
Ceiling 24.800 ft (7559 meters)
Maximum range 2100 kms
Fuel capacity  
Air-to-air-refueling + capacity  
Passengers 32 passangers or 36 paratroopers
Payload 3628 kgs
Maximum weapon load  
Maximum G resistance  
Type flight controls  
Landing gear  
Crew 3
Overall flight hours  
First flight 30 July 1958
Operational since  
Successor of C-47 Dakota
Comparable aircraft  
Users (current and future) Some like: Australia, Canada, Spain, Sweden, United States
Status in service

DHC-4 Spain DHC-4 Spain DHC-4 Australia
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Last updated: September 16, 2012