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Check Six – 1980s: de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou

October 15, 2020
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

This photograph shows a de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou static display at a 154th Wing Family Day.

The 154th Wing flew the de Havilland Canada C-7 Caribou from 1978-1984. The C-7 Caribou served as a mission support aircraft to transport personnel and supplies. Earlier, the 199th Fighter Squadron flew the Curtiss C-46 Commando, Douglas C-47 Skytrain, and the Douglas C-54 Skymaster. A single Lockheed C-130A Hercules later replaced the Caribou. With the activation and expansion of the 204th Airlift Squadron, C-130H models were received.

The Air Mobility Command (AMC) website has more information about the Caribou. The page has a great set of photographs, including the cockpit and the interior. Link here.

An earlier Retiree News post about Caribou.

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