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The de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport turboprop aircraft.

 

deHavilland DHC.5 Buffalo

The Buffalo arose from a 1962 United States Army requirement for a STOL transport capable of carrying the same payload as the CH-47A Chinook helicopter. De Havilland Canada based its design to meet the requirement on an enlarged version of its DHC-4 Caribou, already in large-scale service with the United States Army, to be powered by General Electric T64 turboprops rather than the Pratt & Whitney R-2000 piston engines of the Caribou. (It had already flown a T-64 powered Caribou on 22 September 1961).

 

e Havilland's design, the DHC-5 Buffalo, was chosen as the winner of the United States Army competition in early 1963, with four DHC-5s, designated YAC-2 (later CV-7A and subsequently C-8A) ordered. The first of these aircraft made its maiden flight on 9 April 1964. All four aircraft were delivered in 1965, the Buffalo carrying nearly twice the payload as the Caribou while having better STOL performance. The prototype CV-7A was exhibited by the manufacturer at the 1965 Paris Air Show wearing US Army markings. No further US orders followed, however, as at the start of 1967 (See the Johnson-McConnell agreement of 1966), inter-service politics led to large fixed-wing transports being transferred to the United States Air Force,[2] who considered themselves adequately equipped with the Fairchild Aircraft C-123 Provider.

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deHavilland DHC-5 Buffalo

A production DHC-5D Buffalo was used for breaking time-to-height records for the weight category 12,000–16,000 kg (26,430–35,242 lb) on 16 February 1976, reaching 3,000 m (9,836 ft) in 2 min 12.75 sec, 6,000 m (19,672 ft) in 4 min 27.5 sec and 9,000 m (29,508 ft) in 8 min 3.5 sec

deHavilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo

  • History

    Role Utility aircraft

    Manufacturer de Havilland Canada

    First flight 9 April 1964

    Introduction 1965

    Primary user Royal Canadian Air Force

    Produced 1965–1972, 1974–1986 Number built 122

    Developed from De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou

  • Primary Users

    Crew: Three (pilot, co-pilot and crew chief)

    Capacity: 41 troops or 24 stretchers

    Payload: 18,000 lb (8,164 kg)

    Length: 79 ft 0 in (24.08 m)

    Wingspan: 96 ft 0 in (29.26 m)

    Height: 28 ft 8 in (8.73 m)

    Max. takeoff weight: 49,200 lb (22,316 kg)

    Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CT64-820-4 turboprop, 3,133 hp (2,336 kW) each

  • General Info

    Maximum speed: 290 mph (252 knots, 467 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m)

    Stall speed: 77 mph (67 knots, 124 km/h)

    Range: 691 miles (600 nmi, 1,112 km) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m) (max payload)

    Service ceiling: 31,000 ft (9,450 m)

    Rate of climb: 2,330 ft/min (11.8 m/s)

     

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The de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport turboprop aircraft developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft has extraordinary STOL performance and is able to take off in distances much shorter than even most light aircraft can manage.

de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo

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The de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo is a short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport turboprop aircraft developed from the earlier piston-powered DHC-4 Caribou.

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