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Russian Seaplanes, potential for use in other nations?  
User currently offlineplanesmith From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2009, 139 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2431 times:

Search Airliners.net and you will find some fantastic pictures of Russian designed and built sea-planes - the jet powered Beriev types spring to mind. I was wondering why no real steps have been taken to utilise these types in Canada and other countries that have the potential to use such planes. Is it simply the costs involved in certification or are there other pitfalls? Surely it would seem possible to adapt these machines for use as fire-bombers relatively simply and cheaply.

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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7142 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Quoting planesmith (Thread starter):
Surely it would seem possible to adapt these machines for use as fire-bombers relatively simply and cheaply.

Well, the Canadians, for one, do make their own water bombers

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and the Beriev 200 is already a water bomber

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It isn't necessarily a cheap process to modify an aircraft from one purpose to another, especially with the sorts of loadings a water bomber undergoes.

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