VH-UKL DHC-2 Turbo
The last 60 Beavers were
built as Turbo Beavers and fitted with PT6A-6 engines developing
some 500 SHP. When production of the -6
ended some Beavers were retrofitted with
The Turbo Beaver had a 28 inch extension in the fuselage ahead of the
permitting 7 seats in the cabin instead of 5.
This aircraft was sent out to Australia in 1966
demonstrator. Greg Banfield has unearthed a rare shot of
it as VH- (above) taken by
Neville Parnell in 1967. Greg's own
shot (below) was at
Bankstown on 16 July 1966 with
the aircraft still registered CF-UKL since it
was not officially entered onto the Australian
September 1967. It remained in Australia until
July of 1969 when it returned
to the Canadian civil
again. In 1992 it was sold in the US and has had several diff-
erent N numbers since then.
It is still
current as N995JG.