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    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter Floatplane Aircraft (1953)

    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter Floatplane Aircraft (1953)

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





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     SPECIFICATIONS 


    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
    Type: Floatplane Aircraft
    National Origin: Canada [ VIEW ]
    Manufacturer(s): de Havilland Canada - Canada [ VIEW ]
    Introduction: 1953
    Production Total: 466 [ VIEW ]

     GLOBAL 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


     CHARACTERISTICS 


    Crew: 1 + 9
    Length: 41.99 feet (12.8 meters)
    Width: 58.04 feet (17.69 meters)
    Height: 12.57 feet (3.83 meters)
    Weight (Empty): 4,431 lb (2,010 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 8,001 lb (3,629 kg)


     STANDARD DAY PERFORMANCE 


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


     INSTALLED POWER 


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


     ARMAMENT / MISSION PAYLOAD 


    Hardpoints: 0
    Armament / Mission Payload:
    None.


     VARIANTS 


    DHC-3 - Base Series Designation

    DHC-3-T "Turbo-Otter"

    CSR-123

    YU-1

    UC-1

    U-1A

    U-1B


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