Illustrated flying boat

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Illustrated flying boat

Postby Frogphotog » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:54 pm ... 056_56.jpg
Please help me. I was in Italy some years ago, with a barely adequate camera. (as is evident from the poor quality of the attached photograph) This plane made numerous circuits and bumps in the bay in front of my (borrowed) villa. I spent 3 months there and in that time this plane or others like it made occasional landings and lift-offs.
What I would like to know is, what is the plane?? I had thought it must be a Catalina, but do not now believe so.
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Re: Illustrated flying boat

Postby Cameraman » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:21 am

Hi Frogphotog,

the aircraft is a Canadair CL415 and is used as a water bomber, to assist in larger forest fires.


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