Mombu the Aviation Forum sponsored links

Go Back   Mombu the Aviation Forum > Aviation > water bombers
User Name
Password
REGISTER NOW! Mark Forums Read

sponsored links


Reply
 
1 28th February 21:02
stew hicks
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default water bombers


Kelowna residents had quite an demonstration of fire bomber pilot skills.
Here are some good pics. of the Mars Martin and Canadair bombers at work on
the pick-up end.

Your files are attached and ready to send with this message.
  Reply With Quote


  sponsored links


2 28th February 21:02
stew hicks
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default water bombers


on


I'll try again. Go to "castanet.net", Photo gallery and newest pictures.
  Reply With Quote


  sponsored links


3 28th February 21:02
morgans
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default water bombers


A friend of mine was instrumental in lobbying the NC legislature to get a
CL-215 water bomber, and had a video tape of them doing practice pickups and
drops. Very impressive. They can pick up 1200 gallons of water in
something like 8 seconds. The scoop is only something like 4" x 8". They
pick up at 100 knots.

The pictures on the site are of (I think the number is) 415's, which are
215's with turboprops, bigger water tanks, and a bit of tail feather added,
plus a few other changes.

The amazing thing is that those planes, as big as they are, are pure cable
controlled, (Boost Tabs) except for flaps. The fly like fighters, banking in
and out of water pickup sites.
--
Jim in NC
  Reply With Quote
4 2nd March 02:04
darrel toepfer
External User
 
Posts: 1
Default water bombers


Apparently the Martin Mars (the 4 engine red and white jobbies) are float
only and not amphib...

The history of them is available here:
http://www.martinmars.com
http://www.vectorsite.net/avmars.html
http://www.jimmyhoward.com/Martin-Mars-history.shtml
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes




Copyright 2006 SmartyDevil.com - Dies Mies Jeschet Boenedoesef Douvema Enitemaus -
666