de Havilland Canada
/ DHC-4 Caribou
Crew: 2 + loadmaster
Capacity: 30 pax (civil) / 32 troops / 26 fully-equipped paratroops / 22 stretchers, 4 sitting patients and 4 attendants
Length: 72 ft 7 in (22.12 m)
Wingspan: 95 ft 7.5 in (29.147 m)
Height: 31 ft 9 in (9.68 m)
Wing area: 912 sq ft (84.7 m2)
Aspect ratio: 10
Airfoil: centre-section: NACA 643A417.5; tip: NACA 632A615
Basic operating weight: 18,260 lb (8,283 kg)
Maximum payload: 8,740 lb (3,964 kg)
Maximum zero fuel weight: 27,000 lb (12,247 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 28,500 lb (12,927 kg)
Maximum permissible weight for ferry missions: 31,300 lb (14,197 kg)
Maximum landing weight: 28,500 lb (12,927 kg)
Fuel capacity: 690 imp gal (830 US gal; 3,100 l)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2 Twin Wasp 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engines, 1,450 hp (1,080 kW) each
Propellers: 3-bladed Hamilton Standard type 43D50-7107A fully-feathering constant-speed reversible-pitch propellers
Maximum speed: 187 kn (215 mph, 346 km/h) at 6,500 ft (1,981 m)
Cruise speed: 158 kn (182 mph, 293 km/h) at 7,500 ft (2,286 m) (maximum & econ)
Stall speed: 59 kn (68 mph, 109 km/h)
Never exceed speed: 208 kn (239 mph, 385 km/h)
Range: 1,136 nmi (1,307 mi, 2,104 km) with maximum fuel inc. 45minutes reserve
211 nmi (243 mi; 391 km) with maximum payoad inc. 45minutes reserve
Service ceiling: 24,800 ft (7,600 m)
Service ceiling on one engine: 8,800 ft (2,682 m)
Rate of climb: 1,355 ft/min (6.88 m/s)
Wing loading: 31.2 lb/sq ft (152 kg/m2) maximum
Power/mass: 0.102 hp/lb (0.168 kW/kg)
Blind flying instrumentation standard fit
The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou is a Canadian-designed and produced specialized cargo aircraft with short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability.
STOL tactical transport, utility transport aircraft.
Royal Canadian Air Force designation for the DHC-4 Caribou.
This designation was given to five DHC-4 Caribou, sold to the United States Army for evaluation.
United States Army designation for the first production run of 56 DHC-4 Caribou. Later redesignated CV-2A in 1962.
United States Army AC-1 redesignated in 1962.
This designation was given to a second production run of 103 DHC-4 Caribou, which were sold to the U.S. Army, with reinforced internal ribbing.
These designations were applied to all 144 Caribou transferred to the U.S. Air Force by the U.S. Army.
Similar to the DHC-4, but this version had an increased takeoff weight.
DHC-4T Turbo Caribou
A conversion of the baseline DHC-4 Caribou powered by the PWC PT6A-67T turboprop engines designed, test flown and certified by the Pen Turbo Aviation company.
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