CL-215 Water Bomber fighting fires. Excellent close up and sound

Posted by chad1976 on Nov. 29, 2011

Water bomber in Sydney, Nova Scotia in May 2007. Called in for forest fires behind the Mayflower Mall. The Canadair CL-215 (Scooper) was the first model in a series of firefighting flying boat amphibious aircraft built by Canadair and later Bombardier. The CL-215 is a twin-engine, high-wing aircraft designed to operate well at low speed and in gust-loading circumstances, as are found over forest fires. It is also able to land and take off from short, unpaved airstrips. In Italy, Croatia, Serbia, France and Greece, they are known as Canadairs. In western Canada they are known as Ducks. Most other operators prefer to go by Scoopers. The turboprop versions, CL-215T and 415 are known as Super Scoopers because of their increased performance. The aircraft can skim lakes, rivers, reservoirs, or open water to fill its tanks. The water can be mixed with additives for direct attack of wildfires and structure protection. The aircraft has a 1,400 US gal (5,300 L; 1,166 imp gal) (12,000 lb (5,443 kg) fluid capacity, and c

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