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Canadair 415
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No: 1113   Contributor: Andrew MacOdrum   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Canadair   Country: Canada
Canadair 415

The Canadair 415 is the latest in Canadair's line of multi-role amphibious aircraft beginning with the CL-215 in the 1960s. The Canadair 415 amphibian is a high-wing, turboprop aircraft that evolved from over 25 years of experience with the CL-215 firefighting amphibious aircraft. It features a four-compartment, four-door water tank system that can hold 6137 litres (1621 US gallons) of water/foam mixture and refills its tanks by skimming the surface of any suitable body of water. The Canadair 415, although externally similar to its predecessor, is quite a new machine. It features Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprops, an air-conditioned glass cockpit, and powered flight controls. Compared to the CL-215, it has increased operating weight and speed yielding improved productivity. Aircraft systems have been updated for easier maintainability. In its firefighting configuration, the Canadair 415 is ideal for Initial Attack on forest fires; getting to the fire at the earliest stages and repeatedly dropping large amounts of fire suppressing foam.The Canadair 415 amphibian is also well suited to other missions such as maritime surveillance, coastal patrol, search and rescue, utility transport and resource protection The Canadair 415 production program was launched in October of 1991. The Canadair 415 first flew in December 1993 and the first aircraft was delivered in November 1994.
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