EAA AirVenture 2014- Oshkosh, Wisconsin
DeHavilland DHC-4 Caribou
The DeHavilland DHC-4
Caribou was designed in Canada to fulfill a US Army
requirement for a tactical
airlifter that could transport troops and supplies to the
front lines and bring casualties back on the return trip.
The Army flew them in Vietnam until the Johnson-McConnell
agreement of 1966 transferred fixed wing operations to the
USAF. The last Caribou in US service was retired in 1985.
Out of the 307 of them that were built, only a handful
remain in flyable condition today. This one is operated by
the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, who completely restored the
aircraft to it's US Army markings. As testament to it's
durability, 21 patched bullet holes were found in this
airframe during restoration.
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