De HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-5 BUFFALO (CV-7 C-8)
Title: De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo
The DHC-5 Buffalo is a specialized turbo-prop cargo aircraft with STOL capability, first flown in 1961. It was developed from the earlier piston powered DHC-4 Caribou. The aircraft was developed to a US Army requirement, but development was protracted and a pre-production batch of four aircraft was not delivered until 1965.
The aircraft won a United States Army order but political wrangling in the US caused this to be cancelled. De Havilland tried to market a civil version named the Transporter but the entire production went to military operators. A total of 126 aircraft were produced, in two production batches between 1965 – 1972, and 1974 – 1986. The original US Army aircraft were transferred to the USAF, and then to NASA where three were converted to various research configurations, one of which was the QSRA.
This title contains two flight manuals for military variants of the Buffalo, plus a nice original company brochure. The files have been copied from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.