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CARIBOU, C-7A (DE HAVILLAND CANADA)

With a maximum payload of three tons, the C-7A can take off and clear a 50-foot obstacle in about 1,200 feet. The aircraft, used for landing at short, unimproved airfields, can land on a 1,000-foot runway. The wings are high-mounted with straight leading edge and forward-tapered trailing edge from engines to the blunt tips. Two piston engines are mounted in the wings’ leading edges, and the engine nacelles extend beyond leading edges. The slab-sided fuselage has a solid, rounded nose with a stepped cockpit and upswept rear section. The tail flats are mid- to low-mounted on the tail fin and tapered with blunt tips. The large fin is tapered with a blunt tip.

Specifications

Country of Origin Canada (DHC-4A, CC-108)
Builder
RoleSTOL utility transport (32 equipped troops, 1/4-ton trucks)
Similar AircraftBuffalo C-8A, DHC-5
Wing Span 95 ft, 2 in (29.16 m)
Length 72 ft, 7 in (22.14 m)
Height
Weight
Engine
Maximum speed
Cruising speed
Range
Service Ceiling
ArmamentUsually none
Crew Three
Cost
User CountriesEcuador, India, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, USA

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