Firefighting aircraft

Challenge #268 in the The sky is the limit series. Hosted by alex326.
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Aircraft designed for firefighting or adapted for firefighting air operations using drop containers, buckets and so on. On the aircraft adapted for firefighting, the special equipment must be visible or the picture must capture the aircraft during the fire extiguishing operation.
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con air aerial firefighter. an amphibious airtanker. The most developed, high performance, reliable light amphibious airtanker available in the world today, providing state-of-the-art capability. A large, single engine, turbo-prop, purpose built fire fighting aircraft that combines the airframe and systems from the wheeled Air Tractor AT-802AF with a Wipaire Inc. float kit installed. Can operate from either fixed airport facilities (paved or gravel) or suitable sized water bodies. Equipped and certified for day/night VFR operations. Two separate hoppers connect at both top and bottom, and are then connected to a stainless steel fire gate, giving total maximum capacity of 3,028 litres (800 US Gallons). On-board 181-litre foam concentrate reservoirs enable up to 38 drops across an average mission profile of water/suppressant mix at 0.2% before needing to be refilled. team of 8 planes that battled the lamb creek fire in BC, Canada
Submitted: Monday, 9th December, 2019 00:46 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 29th August, 2017
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Views: 30
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