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de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo

Multirole Utility Aircraft

de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo

Multirole Utility Aircraft

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OVERVIEW



de Havilland Canada built just over 120 DHC-5 Buffalo utility platforms from 1965 to 1974.
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ORIGIN: Canada
YEAR: 1965
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): de Havilland Canada - Canada
PRODUCTION: 122
OPERATORS: Brazil; Cameroon; Canada; Chile; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Indonesia; Kenya; Mauritania; Mexico; Oman; Peru; Sudan; Tanzania; Togo; United Arab Emirates; United States; Zaire; Zambia
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
LENGTH: 78.74 feet (24 meters)
WIDTH: 96.00 feet (29.26 meters)
HEIGHT: 28.64 feet (8.73 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 25,133 pounds (11,400 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 49,163 pounds (22,300 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x General Electric CT64-820-4 turboprop engines developing 3,133 horsepower each.
SPEED (MAX): 290 miles-per-hour (467 kilometers-per-hour; 252 knots)
RANGE: 691 miles (1,112 kilometers; 600 nautical miles)
CEILING: 31,004 feet (9,450 meters; 5.87 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 2,330 feet-per-minute (710 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• DHC-5 "Buffalo" - Base series designation and original production models.
• DHC-5A - Brazilian/Canadian/Peruvian air force transports.
• DHC-5B - Proposed variant fitting 2 x GE CT64-P5C turboprop engines.
• DHC-5C - Proposed variant fitting 2 x Rolls-Royce Dar RDa.12 turboprop engines.
• DHC-5D - Improved DHC-5A; fitted with 2 x GE CT64-820-4 turboprop engines of 3,133 horsepower each.
• DHC-5E "Transporter" - Civilian Market Variant
• C-8A - Wing Research Testbed for NASA
• Viking DHC-5NG Buffalo ("Next Generation") - Proposed modernized form by Viking Air.
• CC-115 - Canadian Air Force Designation for DHC-5A; 15 delivered.
• AC-2 - United States Army evaluation aircraft designation.
• CV-7A - US Army redesignation of AC-2 aircraft
• C-8A - US Air Force designation of CV-7A aircraft (4) delivered from Army.






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (290mph).

    Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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122

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
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A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue