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de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter Floatplane (1953)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/18/2011

Despite its 1950s origins, the DHC-3 series floatplane is still in active service today.

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Specifications for the
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Floatplane


Focus Model: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Country of Origin: Canada
Manufacturer: de Havilland Canada - Canada
Initial Year of Service: 1953
Production: 466


Crew: 1 + 9


Length: 41.99 ft (12.8 m)
Width: 58.04 ft (17.69 m)
Height: 12.57ft (3.83 m)
Weight (Empty): 4,431 lb (2,010 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 8,001 lb (3,629 kg)


Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1-G Wasp 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 600 horsepower.


Maximum Speed: 160 mph (257kmh; 139 kts)
Maximum Range: 944 miles (1,520km)
Service Ceiling: 18,799 ft (5,730 m; 3.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 850 feet per minute (259 m/min)


Hardpoints: 0
Armament Suite:
None.


Variants:
DHC-3 - Base Series Designation


DHC-3-T "Turbo-Otter"

CSR-123

YU-1

UC-1

U-1A

U-1B


Operators:
Argentina; Australia; Bangladesh; Burma; Cambodia; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ethiopia; Ghana; India; Indonesia; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Norway; Panama; Paraguay; Philippines; United Kingdom; United States