The picture on the C7 page is the RC7, a derivative of the DH7 (dash 7, not the C7 Caribou. The Caribou was/is a twin engined transport and was actually a DH4 (dash 4)
The RC7 is currently serving with the US Army. More info at http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/systems/arl.htm
More info about the Caribou at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-4_Caribou 07/06/2006 @ 10:58 [ref: 13666]
Bill Scrivens , CA
The RC-7B is NOT a version of the C-7 Caribou. It is based on the four-engined De Havilland Canada DHC-7 commuter airliner as part of the Army's Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) program. The RC-7B is the ARL-M (M=multipurpose). Earlier versions of the ARL (also based on the DHC-7) were the O-5A ARL-I (I=IMINT, imagry intelligence) and the EO-5B ARL-C (C=COMINT, communications intelligence). Why the DOD chose a variation on the C-7 designation (already assigned to the Caribou) instead of continuing with the O-5 designation is anyone's guess. 02/15/2001 @ 14:05 [ref: 1644]
STEV E DUNNAHOE , TX
THE CARIBOU IS THE -5.
IT IS A DUAL ENGINE TRANSPORT LAST USED BY AUSTRALIA.
I THINK CANADA MAY STILL HAVE SOME
WHEN I WORKED WITH THE RC7'S IT WAS KNOWS AS OPERATION CRAZY HAWK DOWN IN PANAMA. THE US ARMY USED IT TO TAKE OUT PABLO ESCABAR 01/25/2001 @ 14:48 [ref: 1464]