First aircraft ever designed to fight bushfires from its inception, the CL-215 was devised to replace French and Canadian Canso Catalina amphibious planes. After receiving 10 orders from the French Protection Civile and 20 from the province of Quebec, the Canadian plane maker decided to launch their new aircraft on 1 February 1966. Certified in Canada, France and the USA, the seaplane can scoop up to 1,414 US gallons in only 12 seconds. This kit released in 2018 (Rebox, new decals) by Heller.
- France: F-ZBBV, “Pélican 46” Sécurité Civile, 1976 - 1996
- Spain: UD13-13, Ejército del Aire 432-14, Septembre 1993
- Greece: N°1045, Hellenic Air Force, Novembre 2014
- Canada: N°217, C-FAFO, Province du Saskatchewan, 2010
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