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de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter Floatplane Aircraft


Despite its 1950s origins, the DHC-3 series floatplane is still in active service today.

 Updated: 6/20/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter Technical Specifications



Service Year: 1953
Type: Floatplane Aircraft
National Origin: Canada
Manufacturer(s): de Havilland Canada - Canada
Production Total: 466


Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 41.99 feet (12.8 meters)
Overall Width: 58.04 feet (17.69 meters)
Overall Height: 12.57 feet (3.83 meters)

Weight (Empty): 4,431 lb (2,010 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 8,001 lb (3,629 kg)

Installed Power and Standard Day Performance



Propulsion: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1-G Wasp 9-cylinder, air-cooled radial piston engine developing 600 horsepower.

Maximum Speed: 160 mph (257 kph; 139 knots)
Maximum Range: 944 miles (1,520 km)
Service Ceiling: 18,799 feet (5,730 meters; 3.56 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 850 feet-per-minute (259 m/min)

Armament / Mission Payload



None.

Global Operators / Customers



Argentina; Australia; Bangladesh; Burma; Cambodia; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ethiopia; Ghana; India; Indonesia; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Norway; Panama; Paraguay; Philippines; United Kingdom; United States

Model Variants (Including Prototypes)



DHC-3 - Base Series Designation
DHC-3-T "Turbo-Otter"
CSR-123
YU-1
UC-1
U-1A
U-1B