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AVIATION - CANADAIR CL-215ID92900069

AVIATION - CANADAIR CL-215

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An image of a Canadair CL-215 is reproduced in color on the obverse. In the upper part, in a circular sense and in capital letters, the legend CANADAIR CL-215. At the bottom, the legend ESPAÑA and the year of minting 2020 appear. The motifs and legends are surrounded by geometric figures symbolizing the shapes of the clouds.

On the reverse (common to all the pieces), the image of a two-bladed propeller is reproduced; above, the legend HISTORY OF AVIATION; below the central image, the value of the 1.5 EURO coin and the mint mark. Outside the central circle, the images of two turbines are reproduced, separated from each other by lines.

Information about the Coin
Series History of Aviation  
Year 2020  
Colour Yes  
Diameter (mm) 33  
Face Value (Euro) 1.5
Metal Cupronickel  
Weight (g) 15  

CANADAIR CL-215

This is the only amphibious aircraft in the western world to have been designed for com- bating forest fires. In undertaking this mission it can hold 5,346 litres of water in two internal tanks situated on either side of the fuselage as well as 600 litres of fire retardant in a further two tanks. The water is drawn through two retractable scoops situated on the underside of the fuselage, immediately behind the keel.

Thirty units have been serving the Air Force (404 Squadron and 43 Group) since Fe- bruary 1971. Of these, 13 (denominated CL-215T) were fitted with turboprop engines (Pratt&Whitney PW123AF, 2,380 hp maximum power and four-bladed carbon fibre pro- pellers) –replacing the R-2800s and metallic three-blades– by Canadair itself and by Ae- ronáutica Industrial, S.A. (AISA), and two emerged as such from the factory between 1990 and 1993.

In addition, Spain acquired four more aircraft between 2006 and 2013, this time in the improved CL-415 version, which remain operational, together with the CL-215T, in the ranks of 43 Group of the Air Force.

Within the Air Force the CL-215 and CL-215T are denominated UD.13 and the CL-415 UD.14.

CHARACTERISTICS

Length: 19.8 m

Wingspan: 28.6 m

Height: 8.9 m Maximum take-off weight: 17,100 kg (from water) or 19,730 (from land)

PERFORMANCE:

Maximum speed: 340 km/h Cruise speed: 291 km/h Maximum range: 2,260 km

ENGINES:

Two Pratt&Whitney R-2800 engines with 2,100 hp maximum thrust