The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s Caribou, Serial No. 62-4149 was accepted by the U.S. Army in 1962 and assigned to the 61st Aviation Company, XVIII Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg, NC in early 1963. On June 20, 1963 18 aircraft (including 62-4149) of the 61st AVN Co. were deployed to Vietnam. In 1967, 62-4149 was turned over to the U.S. Air Force and assigned to the 457th TCS. The remaining assignments are as follows: 1976-77, New Jersey ANG; 77-87, Maryland ANG; 87-90, Connecticut Army National Guard.
The aircraft was completely restored to its original Army configuration and markings in 1999 by the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. During the restoration, 21 patched bullet holes were found throughout the aircraft testifying to the aircraft’s Vietnam combat experience. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum added 62-4149 to its collection in 2007.
You can see this aircraft and more at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, located at the Addison Airport in the Dallas Texas area.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|De Havilland CV-2B Caribou||95 feet 7.5 inches|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|72 feet, 7 inches|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|28,500 pounds normal ops.|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|26,200 feet AT 28,500 lbs.||3|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
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