DHC4 C-7A Caribou

DHC4 C-7A Caribou

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Your Price:$19.95
The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou is a Canadian-designed and produced specialized cargo aircraft with short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. The Caribou was first flown in 1958 and although mainly retired from military operations, is still in use in small numbers as a rugged "bush" aircraft.
The de Havilland Canada company's third STOL design was a big step up in size compared to its earlier DHC Beaver and DHC Otter, and was the first DHC design powered by two engines. The Caribou, however, was similar in concept in that it was designed as a rugged STOL utility aircraft. The Caribou was primarily a military tactical transport that in commercial service found itself a small niche in cargo hauling. The United States Army ordered 173 in 1959 and took delivery in 1961 under the designation AC-1, which was changed to CV-2 Caribou in 1962.

The majority of Caribou production was destined for military operators, but the type's ruggedness and excellent STOL capabilities requiring runway lengths of only 1200 feet (365 meters) also appealed to some commercial users. U.S. certification was awarded on 23 December 1960. Ansett-MAL, which operated a single example in the New Guinea highlands, and AMOCO Ecuador were early customers, as was Air America (a CIA front in South East Asia during the Vietnam War era for covert operations). Other civil Caribou aircraft entered commercial service after being retired from their military users.(data from wikipedia) 
Features Include:
  • 3 separate versions that include radar pod, no radar pod, and bare metal versions
  • Detailed virtual cockpit with smooth scrolling
  • Garmin 430 with pop up panel
  • Opening engine cowls
  • Opening cargo door
  • Opening passenger doors
  • Sliding radio tray
  • Detailed 3d engine and props
  • Many custom gauges
  • Many liveries included
  • Pilot figures including pilot, co-pilot, and loadmaster
  • Custom sounds
  • Animated controls
  • Animated wipers
  • Many detail parts
  • Checklist included in .txt format
  • .pdf manual included that tells you how to fly and use the instrument panels
  • Real pilot tested
  • Link to download a 450+ page beautiful, crisp, and clear real world pilot's manual

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