De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
An alternate in de Havilland Canada's fruitful line of rough and valuable STOL utility transports, the Otter was considered to be fit for performing the same parts as the prior and exceedingly effective Beaver, yet was greater.
Utilizing the same general design of the prior and profoundly effective DHC-2 Beaver, the Otter is much bigger by and large. The Otter started life as the King Beaver, yet contrasted with the Beaver is longer, has more noteworthy compass wings and is much heavier. Seating in the principle lodge is for 10 or 11, though the Beaver could situate six. Force is supplied by a 450kw (600hp) Pratt & Whitney R1340 Wasp outspread. Like the Beaver the Otter might be fitted with skis and buoys. The land and/or water capable floatplane Otter emphasizes an one of a kind four unit retractable undercarriage, with the wheels withdrawing into the buoys.
De Havilland Canada started outline deal with the DHC-3 Otter in January 1951, the organization's configuration deliberations finingish in the sort's first flight on December 12 1951. Canadian affirmation was honored in November 1952.
De Havilland Canada exhibited the Otter to the US Army, and consequently that administration happened to turn into the biggest DHC-3 administrator (as the U-1). Other military clients included Australia, Canada and India.
Little quantities of Otters were changed over to turbine control by Cox Air Services of Alberta, Canada. Progressions incorporated a Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6a turboprop, a lower unfilled weight of 1692kg (3703lb) and a higher most extreme rate of 267km/h (144kt). It was known as the Cox Turbo Single Otter. Various other secondary selling Pt6 changes have likewise been advertised.
The Otter discovered a critical corner as a shrubbery airplane and today it remains profoundly looked for after.
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