The DeHavilland-Canada Twin Otter was designed as a larger version of the popular Otter. It entered service in the 1960s and remained in production until 1988, proving popular with civil and military customers
Development of the utility Twin Otter, which eventually had little in common with the single engine Otter, began in the early 1960s and the prototype made its first flight on 20 May 1965.
After 115 had been produced the slightly larger -200 series was introduced which was later replaced by the -300 with more powerful engines.
A total of 844 had been produced when production ended in 1988 with sales to both military and civil customers.
They remain popular and in use with many third level civil operators.
This model represents VH-TGG flying with Australian Regional in the 1980s.
Matchbox 1/72 kit with Hawkeye decals completed by Leigh Edmonds in March 2007.