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de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter - Canada (1966)

Detailing the development and operational history of the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Light Utility Aircraft.

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

Despite its introduction in 1966, the de Havilland Canada Twin Otter series continues in service with many air forces today.

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de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Series 300 Specifications

Service Year: 1966
Type: Light Utility Aircraft
National Origin: Canada
Manufacturer(s): de Havilland Canada - Canada
Total Production: 900

Operating Crew, Dimensions and Operating Weights

Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 51.67 feet (15.75 meters)
Overall Width: 64.96 feet (19.80 meters)
Overall Height: 19.36 feet (5.90 meters)

Weight (Empty): 7,419 lb (3,365 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)

Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

Engine: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 turboprop engines developing 680 horsepower each.

Maximum Speed: 196 miles-per-hour (315 kilometers-per-hour; 170 knots)
Service Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters; 4.73 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,600 feet-per-minute (488 meters-per-minute)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators (A-to-Z)

Series Model Variants

DHC-6 "Twin Otter" - Base Series Designation.