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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."

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.
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
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo Multirole Utility Aircraft.
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)
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.
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
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[ 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 ]
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