Friday, September 9, 2016

De Havilland Buffalo

This is a 1969 hardsell ad directed at the US armed forces for the Canadian de Havilland Buffalo, a STOL aircaft that was built to a 1962 US army request for a short take and landing fixed wing aircraft that matched the the carrying capacity of a Chnook helicopter. Although the aircraft worked well, inter-service politics prevented the sale of any airplanes to the US armed forces. There were sales to other countries, however and 122 were built before production was halted in 1986.

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