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de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

Canada (1966)
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Status: Active, In-Service
Type: Light Utility Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): de Havilland Canada - Canada
Production: 900

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

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

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (196mph).

    Graph average of 150 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

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

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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: 1
Length: 51.67 ft (15.75 m)
Width: 64.96 ft (19.80 m)
Height: 19.36 ft (5.90 m)
Empty Weight: 7,419 lb (3,365 kg)
MTOW: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)

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

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 196 mph (315 kph; 170 kts)
Service Ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m; 4.73 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,600 ft/min (488 m/min)


Operators List
Algeria; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Australia; Bangladesh; Benin; Canada; Cape Verde; Cayman Islands; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Croatia; Djibouti; Dominican Republic; East African Community; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Fiji; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Greenland; Guyana; Haiti; Iceland; Indonesia; Israel; Italy; Japan; Jamaica; Kenya; Laos; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Malta; Mauritius; Mexico; Montserrat; Myanmar; Nepal; Netherlands Antilles; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Norway; Pakistan; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Russia; Sao Tome and Principe; Sint Maarten; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Spain; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Switzerland; Turkey; Turks and Caicos Islands; Sweden; Uganda; United Kingdom; United States; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Vietnam; Yemen

Series Model Variants
• DHC-6 "Twin Otter" - Base Series Designation.