Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

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Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

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Don’t the European CL415s scoop from the Mediterranean? Either that or there are some very large lakes I have not heard about in Spain, France, and Greece in videos of their 415s in action.
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Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

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goingnowherefast wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:56 pm
Salt water on the coast is a no-go, 415s aren't like a Beaver you can rebuild every couple years to deal with corrosion.
I’ve seen an ex-European 215 that lived a life of salt water. There are actual holes in the hull from corrosion, it’s amazing.
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Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

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415’s can certainly scoop in the ocean. I’ve seen it done myself. Certainly not ideal but 100% can and is done.
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Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

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Australia is so concerned about wildfires they would like to rent tankers. If they were really concerned they'd buy them like the rest of the world. Makes me think wire was invented by two Aussi's fighting over a penny.
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