Author Topic: Viking (ex-Canadair) CL-415, CL-515  (Read 1720 times)

Offline apophenia

  • Patterns? What patterns?
Re: Viking (ex-Canadair) CL-415, CL-515
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2020, 11:28:25 AM »
Example military version:

Yup, 415MP (Maritime Patrol) variant. Bombardier was also pushing a 415MR (Multi-Role) with a trendy emphasis of SOF insertion but basically just a modular interior capable of a range of activities.
"She can't afford no cannon ... She can't afford no gun at all"

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
Re: Viking (ex-Canadair) CL-415, CL-515
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2020, 04:51:53 AM »
If it had a rear ramp it would be ideal platform for the SOF mission.  Still a good option for the insertion role in that it can operate from water and it would make for an interesting what-if replacement for the Grumman SA-16/HU-16 Albatross used by the USAF (and Air National Guard) air commando groups for covert infiltration and extraction of special forces from 1956 to 1971.   

An all black with red markings Albatross example at this link: https://www.175wg.ang.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000609295/
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Viking (ex-Canadair) CL-415, CL-515
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2020, 01:54:54 AM »
Side door still useful:


« Last Edit: March 17, 2020, 01:57:14 AM by GTX_Admin »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Viking (ex-Canadair) CL-415, CL-515
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2020, 02:08:01 AM »
The Greek CL-415GR / MP are equipped with:
1. Primus 600 radar type of Honeywell
2. SLAR - Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR)
3. Sea FLIR system (Forward infrared observation)
4. Night vision goggles
5. APU

One could take this as a starting point for a more Special Mission variant.






All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: Viking (ex-Canadair) CL-415, CL-515
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2020, 06:51:54 AM »
Is it a requisite that the Greeks read English ---   ;D

Offline tankmodeler

  • Wisely picking parts of the real universe 2 ignore
Re: Viking (ex-Canadair) CL-415, CL-515
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2020, 11:21:09 PM »
Is it a requisite that the Greeks read English ---   ;D
Pretty much, yes.

The aviation industry has agreed that English will be the offical working language, much like the postal industry has agreed that French it that industry's official language.

All air traffic control and pilot instruction, globally, is supposed to be in English. There are language standards that the various international airlines and air traffic systems are supposed to meet, but many do not, causing confusion (and ocassional crashes!). But English is the default.

Paul