de Havilland of Canada - DHC-2 MKIII Turbo Beaver PDF Print E-mail

Kenmore Air Turbo Beaver over the Olympic Mountains, Washington. Photograph © C. Marin Faure.


Source: de Havilland of Canada
Seats: 10 including pilot
Maximum Gross Weight: 5000 to 5275 pounds, depending on the float model. Any weight in excess of 5100 pounds must be in the form of fuel in the wingtip tanks.
Engine: Pratt & Whitney PT-6A-6 or -20 turbine, 550 SHP
Propeller: Hartzell 8 foot 6 inch diameter, 3-blade, constant speed reversible


Source: de Havilland of Canada
Maximum Speed: 176 mph (153 knots)
Maneuvering Speed: 141 mph (122 knots)
Gust Penetration Speed: 120 mph (104 knots)
Maximum Flaps Extended Speed: 105 mph (91 knots)
Stall, approach configuration: 51 mph
Rate of Climb, sea level: 1200 feet per minute (5100 pounds, ISA sea level)
Takeoff Run to clear 50 foot obstacle: 1550 feet (5100 pounds, ISA sea level)
Landing Over 50 foot obstacle: 1590 feet


A workhorse known for performance, the Turbo Beaver requires less space to take off than to land. Wipaire and Viking Air, among others, are developing Mark I to Mark III conversions.

All specifications were provided by de Havilland of Canada and have not been verified by SPA.