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Walkaround De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver

The "De Havilland" Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven, STOL aircraft. Developed by de Havilland Canada it is primarily known as a bush plane. It is used for cargo and passenger hauling, aerial application (crop dusting and aerial topdressing), and has been widely adopted by armed forces as a utility aircraft. The United States Army purchased several hundred. Over 1,600 Beavers were produced until 1967. Many are now flown by bush pilots in Canada.

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Beaver KLu scheme (Royal Netherlands Air Force / Koninklijke Luchtmacht) rozet

This particular aircraft type was operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force in the sixties and seventies. Aircraft now with current civil registration PH-DHC, Royal Netherlands AF code S-9, serial no. 55-4585, c/n: 965.  It is now flying with the Royal Netherlands Air Force Historical Flight (Stichting Koninklijke Luchtmacht Historische Vlucht) and operates from Gilze-Rijen Air Base, the Netherlands

Photographed August 2010 by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

View this gallery with more than 75  pictures......

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Beaver KLu

Selection of older photo's of Dutch Beavers as used by the Royal Netherlands air force.

Photo's / Collection Fred Bachofner (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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and at the Anthony Fokker technical school (nineteen eighties):

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DHC-2 with floats

This DHC-2 Beaver  mk.1 has floats with rudders! and a couple extra stabilizer fins. Civil aircraft with ICAO code "LN-NCC" (c/n 1167) was seen at Texeal airport, The Netherlands in summer 2016.

Photographed 2016 by Cees Hendriks (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

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Some plastic scale models exist of the Beaver. The old FROG kit, the Airfix kit and Hobbycraft in 1/72, the later Hobbycraft kit in 1/48. Miniwing has a 1/144 kit.

IPMS NL members can check-out the KLu Beaver history and details at the NedMil page here (Login required)

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