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DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2

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DHC2
Aircraft
Name DHC-2
Manufacturer DE HAVILLAND CANADA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

AIRTECH (1) Beaver
AIRTECH (1) DHC-2-PZL3S Beaver
DE HAVILLAND CANADA L-20 Beaver
DE HAVILLAND CANADA U-6 Beaver
DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 Mk1 Beaver
DE HAVILLAND CANADA Beaver


DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2

DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 3D

Description

The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single engined, high wing, propeller-driven, Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada, primarily known as a bush plane. It is used for cargo and passenger hauling, aerial application (crop dusting and aerial topdressing), and has been widely adopted by armed forces as a utility aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.63 m47.999 ft
Length 9.22 m30.249 ft
Height 2.74 m8.99 ft
Powerplant 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Jr. radial engine, 450 hp (336 kW).
Engine model Pratt & Whitney R-985

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 109 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 310 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 305 m
MTOW 23002,300 kg
2.3 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL180 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 670670 nm
1,240,840 m
1,240.84 km
4,070,997.378 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving DHC2

  • DHC2, Squaw Lake Quebec Canada, 2005 (On 1st September 2005, a DHC-2 Beaver, crashed near Squaw Lake, Quebec, Canada, following loss of control in poor weather and moderate to severe turbulence.)