de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter

STOL Utility Aircraft

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter © Peter de Groot
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The de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter is a single-engine ten-seat STOL utility aircraft produced by the Canadian manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd..
The US Army was the largest operator of the DHC-3 Otter (designation U-1A) with 200 aircraft.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1-G Wasp
Engine Power447 kW600 hp
Speed246 km/h133 kts
  153 mph
Service Ceiling5.486 m18.000 ft
Range1.408 km760 NM
875 mi.
Empty Weight2.010 kg4.431 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.629 kg8.001 lbs
Wing Span17,68 m58 ft 0 in
Wing Area34,8 m375 ft
Length12,75 m41 ft 10 in
Height3,84 m12 ft 7 in
First Flight12.12.1951
Production Statusout of production
Total Production460
Data for (Version)de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
VariantsDHC-3T Turbo-Otter, U-1A ; CSR-123 ; YU-1

[Photo-ID: 6519] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter, Expeditions Antarctiques Belgique, OO-SUD, c/n 297, Karsten Palt, 2013de Havilland Canada
DHC-3 Otter
Expeditions Antarctiques Belgique
Reg.: OO-SUD
c/n: 297
ex US Navy 144669, equipped with ski landing gear
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]