CC-138 Twin Otter

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Length: 15.1 m
Wingspan: 19.81 m
Height: 5.66 m
Weight 5,600 kg
Engine: 2 Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27
Speed: 337km/h
Ceiling: 8,230 m
Range: 1,427 km
Load: 20 passengers
Years Procured: 1970
Quantity: 4


In the Canadian north, where the weather can change at a moment's notice, the Twin Otter provides short take-off and landing (STOL) capabilities on floats, skis or wheels.

CC-138 Twin OtterIt's a highly maneuverable, light, versatile transport Aircraft used primarily in northern Canada in support of Rangers and Cadets, and to transport units from southern areas of Canada to the north for exercises.

Twin Otters also help support Canadian Forces Station Alert, the northernmost permanent habitation in the world, by ferrying supplies and providing medevac service when needed.

CC-138 Twin OtterAs well, the Twin Otter flies Search and Rescue (SAR) missions throughout the north, and generally supports Canadian Forces there. Its ability to transport up to 20 passengers or 2,999 kg of payload and its range of 1,296 km earmark it for use in a part of the country where every distance is measured in hundreds of kilometers.