De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

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De Havilland Twin Otter
Twin Otter on Skis
Twin Otter on Skis
Description
RoleTransport
Crew2
First Flightmay 20 1965
Entered Service
Manufacturerde Havilland
Dimensions
Length 49 ft 6 in15.1 m
Wingspan 65 ft 0 in19.8 m
Height 19 ft 6 in5.9 m
Wing area 420 ft² 22.57 m²
Weights
Empty 5850 lb 2653 kg
Loaded 10 500 lb 4763 kg
Maximum takeoff lb kg
Capacity
Powerplant
Engines 2 PT6A-20 turboprops
Power 578 shp431 kW
Performance
Maximum speed 140 knot 297 km/h
Ferry range 771 miles 1427 km
Service ceiling ft m
Rate of climb ft/min m/min
Wing loading lb/ft² kg/m²
Avionics


The DHC-6 Twin Otter is the most successful aircraft program in Canada's history. Development of the aircraft began in 1964. The first aircraft produced were the Series 100s. Later the 200s improved the STOL performance as well as adding a longer nose and reconfigured rear storage compartment. The 300s further increased performance by adding more powerful PT6A-27 engines.

Twin Otters can have their landing gear replaced with floats or skis, and are popular as bush planes in Alaska and northern Canada.

Additional Photos

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A Twin Otter in Antarctica
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A Twin Otter used for parachuting
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