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De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. A photo. Characteristics.
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De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. A photo. Characteristics.

De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. A photo. Characteristics.

Canada

A type: Single-engine light transport aircraft vysokoplan

Capacity: A pilot and up to seven passengers

Having achieved great success with his plane "Chipmank" the company "De Havilland Keneda" has created another winner - the aircraft DHC-2 «Beaver", although they are two very different types. As the first of the "rural" aircraft company (to be followed by the aircraft, "Caribou" and "Twin Otter"), the plane "Beaver» (Beaver - Beaver) was a simple, reliable, "flying everywhere" aircraft differs incredible characteristics STOL and able to carry a substantial payload. The big breakthrough aircraft "Beaver" 1951 occurred in the year, when the Army and the US Air Force chose it as a coherent plane.

By the end of production of the aircraft under contract in 1960, in the US armed forces were supplied 968 aircraft L-20A, three quarters of which were in the army. The plane "Beaver" has become very popular in the tactical aviation and participated in the fighting in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Having been in 1962, the new designation U-6A, airplane "Beaver" remained in the Army and the Air Force to 1970-ies. Today, only the US Navy use this type of exploiting three copies of their school test pilots. A number of aircraft "Beaver" acquired several other countries, including the UK (46 aircraft AL 1 for army aviation intensively used in Northern Ireland), Chile bought 15 aircraft, Colombia acquired 18 instances, although their operation is almost here.

According to reports, a small number of these planes are still flying in Colombia. Total production of aircraft "Beaver" reached 1691 instance, and some of the liberated from military service machines operated today in civil aviation (mainly in North America).

Basic data

dimensions:

  • Length: 9,24 m
  • Wingspan: 14,64 m
  • Height: 2,75 m

Range of flight: 1252 km with maximum fuel

Power point: R-985-AN «Wasp Junior" Company "Pratt & Whitney" Power: 450 l. from. (336 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 1593 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 2313 kg

Date of first flight:

  • August 1947 years

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 225 km / h

The surviving airworthyOptions:DHC-2 and U-6Apainted under the scheme National Guard aircraft Delaware 1960-ies.

 

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