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Australia to sell retired Caribou transports

The Royal Australian Air Force, which phased out its last de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou light tactical transports last December, has announced plans to sell some of the aircraft.

Australia's Department of Defence "expects that up to two Caribou aircraft will be tendered with the intention that they be retained in Australia in flying condition as items of military heritage".

It adds that "up to a further seven will be tendered for sale as going concerns".

 Royal Australian Air Force DHC-4 Caribou Australian DoD
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The RAAF hopes that some of its retired Caribous will find a buyer

Canberra has retired 13 Caribous, replacing their transport services with an interim batch of Beechcraft King Air 350s. The DHC-4 entered RAAF service in 1964.

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