The amphibian plane designed especially for firefighting. The first prototype flew on October 23, 1967. About 140 built. Exported to France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, Thailand and Venezuela.
| ENGINE||2 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA3, 1566kW|
| Take-off weight||17100-19731 kg||37699 - 43500 lb|
| Empty weight||12161 kg||26811 lb|
| Wingspan||28.6 m||94 ft 10 in|
| Length||19.82 m||65 ft 0 in|
| Height||8.92 m||29 ft 3 in|
| Wing area||100.33 m2||1079.94 sq ft|
| Cruise speed||291 km/h||181 mph|
| Range||2095 km||1302 miles|
| ARMAMENT||5455kg of water|
|A three-view drawing (592 x 822)|
|Klaatu83, e-mail, 25.06.2012 16:21|
I witnessed an Italian example of this airplane water-bombing a wildfire in Calabria. It would alight in the Straits of Messina to scoop up a load of water, immediately take off, deposit it's load on the fire, come straight back and then repeat the operation all over again. It was very efficient, and very effective.
|Jeff K, e-mail, 31.03.2012 00:48|
Does / did RCAF or Canadian Forces ever field an ASW or SAR version of a CL415 or CL215? I vaguely recall seeing an illustration (not photo) of one in dark grey with the Maple Leaf roundel.
|daxiong, 20.06.2011 06:23|
I would like to ferry people between New York city and the Hamptons.
|Steven Sparks, e-mail, 04.11.2009 01:45|
When you update this page, include the CL-415 Super-Scooper
|Mike Green, 22.07.2009 08:49|
The later version of this all-Canadian aircraft was even more efficient, the radials being replaced with turbos.
|JOSE MIGUEL QUINTERO, e-mail, 01.07.2009 01:53|
ESTE ES EL AVION MAS HERMOZO QUE VOLE DURANTE 35 DE MI CARRERA DE PILOTO SUS SIGLAS ERAN YV-O-INC-I Y YV-O-INC-2 LOGRE 74 BOMBARDEOS DE AGUA EN INCENDIOS VARIOS Y COMO TRANSPORTE DE PERSONAL POR TODO EL CANAL DE NAVEGACION DEL RIO ORINOCO EN VENEZUELA
|Steve Voiles, e-mail, 29.12.2008 20:18|
Is there a way to locate scale drawings of the CL 215? Better yet is there a 3D graphic that can be revolved on a computer screen?
|Ande, e-mail, 08.11.2007 22:17|
I would like to know about the passenger carrying capabilities of this aircraft and where one can be physically seen. I would like to ferry people between New York city and the Hamptons.
Do you have any comments?
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