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de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Light Utility Aircraft

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

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

de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Series 300

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

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Structural (Crew, Dimensions, 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)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

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

Top Speed: 170 knots (196 mph; 315 kph)
Service Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters; 4.73 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,600 feet-per-minute (488 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload


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de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Variants

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