A single-engine utility aircraft with the same capabilities of the DHC Beaver but twice the size, hence its original name, "King Beaver"
Designed in 1950
Used for search-and-rescue operations and to develop water-bombing techniques for fighting forest fires
Flown during the first overland crossing of Antarctica, in 1957
One of several de Havilland Canada aircraft named after North American wildlife
A short-take-off-and-landing (STOL) aircraft (requires minimal space to take off and touch down on land, water or snow), along with de Havilland Canada's Beaver, Caribou, Buffalo, Twin Otter and Dash 7
Predecessor of the Twin Otter, a larger aircraft with a greater load-carrying capacity and two engines