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Croatian Air Force Canadair CL-415 as it undergoes a training flight over the Kornati Islands

Canadair / Bombardier CL 415 training flight over Kornati islands / Adriatics / Croatia

The Canadair CL-415 (Superscooper, later Bombardier 415) is an amphibious aircraft based on the Canadair CL-215 and designed specifically for aerial firefighting, built by Canadair then Bombardier.

Derived from its predecessor's nickname, it acquired the name, "Super Scooper" in light of its greatly enhanced performance as a water bomber and fire suppresser. In recognition of its abilities, the aircraft was awarded the Batefuegos de oro (gold fire extinguisher) by the Asociacion para la Promocion de Actividades Socioculturales. The award citation in part read "This is the most efficient tool for the aerial combat of forest fires, key to the organization of firefighting in a large number of countries. The continuous improvements to meet the needs of forest firefighting have made these aircraft the aerial means most in demand over more than 30 years."

Of the 95 built, seven have been removed from service due to accidents.

Date: 12 Jan 2019 05:04 categories:

Country: Croatia
Publisher:
Tatjana Obrazcova
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