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Leading Edge 1/72 CL-415 Province of Ontario Fire Bomber Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2005 Manufacturer Leading Edge
Subject CL-415 Province of Ontario Fire Bomber Scale 1/72
Kit Number 72078 Pros Nice color scheme for the Heller kit
Cons Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

Leading Edge has released another sheet for the Heller 1/72 CL-415 fire bomber. This set is for one of two Province of Ontario fire bombers: C-GOGW/275 and C-GOGX/276. Markings are provided to do either aircraft, with all of the stripes, stencils and markings included.

CL-415 CL-415 CL-415

One exception though is aircraft 275. Decals are provided for the leading edge deicing boots, and in the case of 276, these include five bands of international orange. 275 didn't have these bands, so you'll either have to paint over the bands or paint your own leading edge boots for the outboard wing sections.

This is a nice looking aircraft which, for some unknown reason, has not been adopted by the US fire fighting services. Nevertheless, here is your chance to build up a colorful example from up north!

My sincere thanks to Leading Edge Decals for this review sample!


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