? "PaPaPeng" ?????? ??? ?????? news: firstname.lastname@example.org... They didn't. And if they will do that would be because the Americans have nothing similar to offer! OTOH they have a fleet of 24 Canadairs...
I don't know much about it but the Russian water-bombers are/were active in
Portugal and Spain other than Russia and they are/were performing quite
I am sure that Russians are not dumb to have build such an airplane without
having a solution for the problem (?) you are talking about...
The newest Canadairs (414 If I am not mistaken...) even if with
propellers they are using jet engines and they are doing just fine.
Older 214's were using piston engines and they are now considered
14 years ago