The Canadair CL-215 was the first aircraft ever designed specifically for water bombing in order to fight forest fires. This plane can land on water surface and upload his internal tanks with 12000lbs (5,400 litres) of water within about ten seconds; then, the water is droped over fire zone.The CL-215 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engines. The CL-215 made its first flight on October 23, 1967. CL-215 was operated by Canada, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, Thailand and Venezuela. CL-215 production ended in 1990.