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Old May 18th 04, 06:16 PM
Randy Farnsworth
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Does anyone know if the DHC Twin Otter was/is ever been used by the US military?

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Old May 18th 04, 06:51 PM
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"Randy Farnsworth" wrote in message
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Does anyone know if the DHC Twin Otter was/is ever been used by the US

military?

Yep. The Army had a few of them (UV-18A)--a handful were assigned to duty in
Alaska, IIRC, with the ARNG. I believe one was also used by the folks at the
Airborne Test Board at Bragg, and maybe by the Golden Knights at one time to
support training. The USAFA uses some for sport parachute dropping. There
were reports a year or two ago of sightings of them in places like
Afghanistan--who the operators are (USAF special operations types or the
CIA) is proabably anyone's guess.

Brooks


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Old May 19th 04, 04:01 PM
Randy Farnsworth
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Thanks, that's great info. This is for my son's school report. I knew
the Twin Otter was (and still is) used in survey ops, cold weather
missions, etc., but hadn't found any US military uses. He chose this
topic for his report because I wrote a book where a Twin Otter plays a
starring role, so he was interested in learning more about the plane.
(So was I :-) )

Randy Farnsworth
Author of "A Stand Yet Taken"
http://randyfarnsworth.com/



"Kevin Brooks" wrote in message Yep. The Army had a few of them (UV-18A)--a handful were assigned to duty in
Alaska, IIRC, with the ARNG. I believe one was also used by the folks at the
Airborne Test Board at Bragg, and maybe by the Golden Knights at one time to
support training. The USAFA uses some for sport parachute dropping. There
were reports a year or two ago of sightings of them in places like
Afghanistan--who the operators are (USAF special operations types or the
CIA) is proabably anyone's guess.

Brooks

 




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