The Dash 8 was developed from the de Havilland Canada Dash 7, which featured extreme short take-off and landing (STOL) performance. With the Dash 8, DHC focused on improving cruise performance and lowering operational costs. The engine chosen was the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 Turboprop.
A Qantas link livery aircraft for placement into airports :)
There are 2 prop versions, one is "engine on" (glass panes) and the other is "Engine off" (iron bars)
If you want the aircraft on the ground, just replace the glass panes with iron bars and if you want the aircraft in the sky, replace the iron bars with glass panes (and remove the landing gear!) :)