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de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo

Canada (1965)

Detailing the development and operational history of the de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo Multirole Utility Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 8/1/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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Year: 1965
Type: Multirole Utility Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): de Havilland Canada - Canada
Production: 122

de Havilland Canada built just over 120 DHC-5 Buffalo utility platforms from 1965 to 1974.

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Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 3
Length: 78.74 ft (24 m)
Width: 96.00 ft (29.26 m)
Height: 28.64 ft (8.73 m)
Empty Weight: 25,133 lb (11,400 kg)
MTOW: 49,163 lb (22,300 kg)

Installed Power
2 x General Electric CT64-820-4 turboprop engines developing 3,133 horsepower each.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 290 mph (467 kph; 252 kts)
Maximum Range: 691 mi (1,112 km; 600 nm)
Service Ceiling: 31,004 ft (9,450 m; 5.87 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,330 ft/min (710 m/min)


Operators List
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

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.