Airtanker stains

Airtanker stains


Salt Lake City, Utah (UT), US
The red stains are from fire retardant cemicals that are pumped into fire fightring airtankers.

(From the 2002 fire season)

"Two C-130 s, equipped with “Modular Airborne FireFighting Systems,” and 60 Airmen have deployed throughout the fire season for an average of 14 days. A MAFFS unit is a pressurized 3,000 gallon tank installed on C-130 cargo aircraft. Retardant or water is dropped out of the tank through two oversized tubes which can establish a fire line in a matter of seconds."
The red stains are from fire retardant cemicals that are pumped into fire fightring airtankers.

(From the 2002 fire season)

"Two C-130 s, equipped with “Modular Airborne FireFighting Systems,” and 60 Airmen have deployed throughout the fire season for an average of 14 days. A MAFFS unit is a pressurized 3,000 gallon tank installed on C-130 cargo aircraft. Retardant or water is dropped out of the tank through two oversized tubes which can establish a fire line in a matter of seconds."
View in Google Earth Air Ports
Links: www.af.mil
By: kjfitz

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