CL-415  (CL-215-6B11)  Firefighting aircraft © A. G. Leontaritis

Photos from the personal collection of A. G. Leontaritis


 Technical specifications      Photos      Video

 

 

Viking Air: former Bombardier, Canadair  

CL-215-6B11 (CL-415) is the evolution of the CL-215 incorporating various improvements. 

CL-215-6B11 (CL-415), like the CL-215, is a multipurpose twin engine high monoplane amphibious firefighting aircraft.

The main equipment list includes:
1. A new generation air-conditioned flying deck
2.Turboprop engines
3. State-of-the-art radio communication systems
4. Additional aerodynamic surfaces for the optimization of aircraft performance (particularly in low altitudes)
5. Power flight controls

Furthermore, it possesses the following capabilities:
1. Water payload of to 6321 kg (sea water)
2. Maximum speed of 359 km/h and rate of climb 9 m/s
3. Electronically controlled water release system. Four water release doors with the capability of multiple drops
4. System for mixing the retardant fluid with water for the production of foam 
5. Capability of carrying 8 firemen 

 

CL-415 Firefighting aircraft © Konstantinos Panitsidis

383 MEEA: CL-415 Firefighting aircraft.

 

In addition:

CL-415 is basically the same as CL-215. However, the installation of turboprop engines on CL-415 resulted in the increase of the total weight of the aircraft, thrust and torque.These three changes created the need for greater lift, greater directional control and aqualization of the additional torque. 

For the resolution of these problems, wing endplates were placed on the wingtips – instead of increasing the wing span – in order to increase the lift thus simultaneously gaining in fuel consumption and speed. Mid-tailplane-finlets at 5o offset were added to the horizontal stabilizers and, in addition, tabs were added to the vertical fin to ensure directional stability and elimination of the excess torque. 

 


PATCHES

383 ΜΕΕΑ  Special Operations & Air Fire Fighting Squadron 383 ΜΕΕΑ  Special Operations & Air Fire Fighting Squadron

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING


Bombardier CL-415 Superscooper  Firefighting aircraft (CL-215-6B11) © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Canadair
COUNTRY
Canada
TYPE
Firefighting aircraft
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
Two turboprop r, Pratt Whitney Canada PW123AF
Power h.p.
2 x 2.380
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
19,82
Height, m
8,98
Wing span, m
28,63
Wing area m2
100,33
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
12.860
Normal take-off, kg
17.230
Maximum take-off, kg
19.890
Useful load, kg
5.800
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
359 (375)
Cruising speed, km/h
278
Ferry range, km -
Range, km
3.150
Combat range, km
-
Rate of climb, m/min
-
Service ceiling, m
3.050 (6.096)
Maximum overload, g
+3,25/-1
Payload, kg 26-30 passengers or 3.864 kg freight or 6.137 lt (Firefighting aircraft).
ARMAMENT -

 


PHOTOS CL-415

 


VIDEO

CL-415 Firefighting aircraft. 
Sources: Exhibition - Defensys 2010, Pavilion: CANADAIR

 


E-books

AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFTS IN AERIAL FIREFIGHTING. An Illustrated Comparative Study. Beriev Be-200 ES Vs Bombardier CL-415 Superscooper (CL-215-6B11) Format: PDF (e-book)

AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFTS IN AERIAL FIREFIGHTING. An Illustrated Comparative Study. Beriev Be-200 ES Vs Bombardier CL-415 Superscooper (CL-215-6B11) Format: PDF (e-book)
Photo Calendar 383 Sq MEEA, CL-415 (format 2 x A3, 2013, png) Photo Calendar 383 Sq MEEA, CL-415 (format 2 x A3, 2013, png)