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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
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Technical Specifications



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
POWER: 2 x General Electric CT64-820-4 turboprop engines developing 3,133 horsepower each.
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Variants / Models



• 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.








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

Graph average of 225 miles-per-hour.
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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 (122)
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

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


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A2A
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SAR
Aerial Tanker
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X-Plane/Development
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
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.


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