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Although the Otter found ready acceptance in bush airlines, as in a similar scenario to the DHC-2 Beaver, the US Army soon became the largest operator of the aircraft (184 delivered with the designation U-1A Otter). Other military users included Australia, Canada and India but the primary role of the aircraft as a rugged bush plane continues to this day. The Otter is also a popular airplane among the general aviation (non-military) parachuting community and can be found in many dropzones throughout the world.

De Havilland U-1A Otter
Wing span: 58 ft 0 in (17.70 m)
Length: 41 ft 0 in (12.50 m)
Height: 13 ft 0 in (4.00 m)
Empty: 5,287 lb (2,398 kg)
Max T/O: 8,000 lb (3,628 kg)
Maximum Speed: 160 mph (258 km/h)
Rate of Climb: 1,000 ft/min (305 m/min)
Range: 960 miles (1,545 km)
Service Ceiling: 17,900 ft (5,460 m)
One Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1-G Wasp radial, 600 hp (447 kW).

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