Croatia Sends Canadair CL-415 Waterbomber to Isreal

6 12 2010

The Croatian Government gave the go ahead to day to send one of its Canadair CL-415 (Number 866) waterbombers and crew to Israel to help fight the recent wildfires in the north of the country.

The Bombardier 415 (formerly Canadair CL-415) is a Canadian amphibious aircraft purpose-built as a water bomber. It is an aircraft designed and built specifically for aerial firefighting and is based on the company’s CL-215 flying boat.

As part of the Croatian Air Force modernization program 2007-2015 and after a taxing 2007 fire season (12 firefighters lost their lives on a small island of Kornati and a CL-415 was damaged) the Croatian government decided to buy two new Canadair CL-415 and five Air Tractor AT-802 water bombers. With part of the program completed all five AT-802 were delivered in 2008 and 2 CL-415 ordered for 2009.

Source: Slobodna Dalmacija

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