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Otter and Twin Otter: The Universal Airplanes

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Following the success of the Beaver aircraft, the engineers and test pilots who developed it decided to build an airplane that could do everything the Beaver could — with twice the capacity and payload — and the Otter was born. The Otter was a great airplane, but why not make it perfect with twin-engine reliability and nosewheel landing gear? There were complications, but ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by Douglas & McIntyre
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Apr 11, 2011 Jean rated it liked it
This is a great history of de Havilland Canada and how it came to make the Otter and the Twin Otter. Along the way, it also tells the story of several other planes: Beaver, Caribou, Buffalo. Only 844 Twin Otters were produced, but they have a way of still showing up in all the most out-of-the-way places. Their STOL performance and their ruggedness are characteristics that make them useful in primitive circumstances. Many are float planes, used in places with no runways.
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