Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper

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1/72 Heller plastic kit to build the Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper, with decals for the a model used by the Securite Civile Francaise.

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0.95 kg
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BrandHeller
Reference80370
SortPlastic kit
Scale1:72
Motiffirefighting amphibious flying boat
Plastic parts108
Size397 x 276mm
DecalsSecurite Civile Francaise
Historical period1993 til today
AttentionDo not include paint or glue ( sold separately )
ContentPlastic parts | Decals | Instructions
Year2012

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The Bombardier 415 Superscooper (formerly Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper) 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. It is marketed in the United States as the "Superscooper."

In 1987, following market trends towards more efficient, powerful and reliable turboprop powerplants, Canadair undertook the task of retrofitting 17 CL-215 airframes with the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF engines, providing a 15% power increase over the original piston engines as well as enhanced reliability and safety. The retrofitted aircraft were designated CL-215T and also featured many aerodynamic and systems improvements including powered flight controls, cockpit air conditioning, as well as upgraded electrical and avionics systems. The most notable external features of the CL-215T retrofit were the aerodynamic additions to the wings and empennage.

Based on the success of the CL-215, the company introduced the CL-415, a new-build production series beginning in 1993. The 415 has an updated cockpit, aerodynamics enhancements and changes to the water-release system as well, creating a modern firefighting amphibious flying boat for use in detecting and suppressing forest fires.

Compared to the CL-215, the 415 has increased operating weight and speed, yielding improved productivity and performance. The 415 can scoop up to 6,140 litres (1350 Imperial gal or 1,620 US gal) of water from a nearby water source, mix it with a chemical foam if desired, and drop it on a fire without having to return to base to refill its tanks. The 415 was specifically developed to provide the capability to deliver massive quantities of suppressant in quick response to fires. The aircraft is built for reliability and longevity, with use of corrosion-resistant materials. The new 415GR has higher operating weights while the Bombardier 415 multi-role is available for use in a paramilitary search and rescue role and utility transport.

The 415 is currently assembled at the Bombardier Aerospace facility near North Bay/Jack Garland Airport in North Bay, Ontario, where the planes can occasionally be seen testing on Lake Nipissing.

This is a 1/72 Heller plastic kit to build the Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper, with decals for the a model used by the Securite Civile Francaise.

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Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper

Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper

1/72 Heller plastic kit to build the Canadair CL-415 SuperScooper, with decals for the a model used by the Securite Civile Francaise.

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