DeHAVILLAND CANADA C-7 CARIBOU

C-7 SERVICE

Origins: 307 Caribou STOL transports built between 1957 - 1973,
2 prototypes, 21 DHC-4, 284 DHC-4A, ff: 30/07/1958.
9 delivered to the RCAF designated as CC-108.
164 delivered to the US Army.
Manufacturer: DeHavilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., Postal Station "L", Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Model: DHC-4
Designations: AC-1, V-2 (CV-2), C-7
Name: Caribou
First official flight: (YAC-1) 03/1959
Factory production period: 1959 - 1965
Primary service period: 1959 - 1983
Last official flight: (C-7B) 10/1983


Australia acquired 29 of the DHC-4A Caribou which has been
in service with the Aussies since 1964. This example is
c/n: 210 carrying Australian s/n: A4-210.
Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow, New Zealand, 2007.

C-7 VARIANTS AND PRODUCTION

YAC-1
1959, Model DHC-4.
Twin engined, STOL utility transport for
US Army used for service tests.
Redesignated YCV-2A in 1962.
Redesignated YC-7A for USAF in 1967.
Produced 1959

DeHavilland Canada, Downsview,
Toronto, Ontario (DH)

57-3079 / 57-3080 5, 4  
57-3081 / 57-3083 6 / 8 Total: 005

AC-1
1960, 10 Model DHC-4 / 46 Model DHC-4A.
As YAC-1, production version, DHC-4A
had a stronger fuselage, higher weights.
Redesignated CV-2A in 1962.
Redesignated C-7A for USAF in 1967.
Produced 1960 - 1962

DeHavilland Canada, Downsview,
Toronto, Ontario (DH)

60-3762 / 60-3768 13 / 19  
60-5430 / 60-5432 20 / 22  
60-5433 / 60-5444 mixed 24 to 38  
61-2384 / 61-2407 mixed 39 to 69  
61-2591 / 61-2600 mixed 62 to 78 Total: 056
48 additional orders cancelled.

CV-2B
1962, Model DHC-4A.
Stronger fuselage, nose radome.
Original designation was AC-1A.
Redesignated C-7B for USAF in 1967.
1 also operated with a fake s/n: 66-256.
Produced 1962 - 1965

DeHavilland Canada, Downsview,
Toronto, Ontario (DH)

62-4144 / 62-4196 mixed 79 to 142  
62-12583, 62-12584 144, 145  
63-9718 / 63-9765 mixed 149 to 232 Total: 103

 

Grand Total: 164

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Many C-7's sold to foreign air forces worldwide.
 - Many C-7's sold on the civil market as freighters etc.


This DHC-4A was the fourth Caribou delivered out of an order for 18 to serve the
Royal Malaysian Air Force, the RMAF Caribous served from 1966 to 2000.
The example above carries RMAF s/n: M21-04 and is c/n: 248.
RMAF Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2003.

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