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de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo


Multirole Utility Aircraft


Canada | 1965



"de Havilland Canada built just over 120 DHC-5 Buffalo utility platforms from 1965 to 1974."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/06/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo Multirole Utility Aircraft.
2 x General Electric CT64-820-4 turboprop engines developing 3,133 horsepower each.
Propulsion
290 mph
467 kph | 252 kts
Max Speed
31,004 ft
9,450 m | 6 miles
Service Ceiling
691 miles
1,112 km | 600 nm
Operational Range
2,330 ft/min
710 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
NYC
 
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PAR
 
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BER
 
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MOS
 
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Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo Multirole Utility Aircraft.
3
(MANNED)
Crew
78.7 ft
24.00 m
O/A Length
96.0 ft
(29.26 m)
O/A Width
28.6 ft
(8.73 m)
O/A Height
25,133 lb
(11,400 kg)
Empty Weight
49,163 lb
(22,300 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo family line.
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.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 122 Units

Contractor(s): de Havilland Canada - Canada
National flag of Brazil National flag of Cameroon National flag of Canada National flag of Chile National flag of Ecuador National flag of Egypt National flag of Ethiopia National flag of Indonesia National flag of Mexico National flag of Oman National flag of Peru National flag of Sudan National flag of Tanzania National flag of the United Arab Emirates National flag of the United States National flag of Zaire National flag of Zambia

[ 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 ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 300mph
Lo: 150mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (290mph).

Graph Average of 225 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Max Alt Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Production Comparison
122
36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
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Recognition
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