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France: Canadair 416 on a rescue mission
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No: 36808   Contributor: Richard Jud   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Other   Country: France
France: Canadair 416 on a rescue mission

Exercise: A Canadair performing a rescue mission for ground units which are threatened by a fire front closing in. In addition, the ground units also put on their self protection systems.
Picture added on 07 December 2013 at 08:03
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Excellent action shot!

The 8X4 tanker in the foreground is the CCGC, or "high capacity tanker truck", which typically carries 12, 000 liters or more, and is used primarily to replenish smaller off-road pump tankers.

The Canadair really is a very useful tool. I recently saw a video of one extinguishing a truck fire, which ground units still had not reached. It really worked with pinpoint accuracy, and - as afr as I know - nobody on the ground drowned.

Added by Rob Johnson on 07 December 2013.
Aircraft or vehicles - vehicles or aircraft mmmmm!
Bloody good picture Richard. Well done and thanks

Added by Ian Lisseman on 07 December 2013.
awesome pic. I don't know the conditions that would ordinarily let the tanker get that low, except perhaps a range fire, but even if a few yards higher at tree tops (where I'd imagine its most likely to be needed), it still is amazing accuracy and a nice deluge to help out the ground crew in danger.

I saw that pic of the truck fire hit by the air tanker - great use of the rig. I'd have to consider whether a BLEVE would take out a tanker in the air, and judge what kind of chances we'd take vs. the opportunity to massively cool, or smother a tanker/truck fire. Cool stuff.

Added by Barry Cole - Denver, Co on 22 April 2015.
This is actually a demonstration, hence the proximity of the air tanker.

Added by Rob Johnson on 19 July 2018.
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