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Firefighting UH-60 to Portuguese Air Force/FAP

Old 8th Sep 2022, 23:20
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Firefighting UH-60 to Portuguese Air Force/FAP

Arista Aviation has contract to supply 6 x UH-60A in firefighting config to the Portiguese Air Force

https://www.airmedandrescue.com/late...BZQe0sxAciApOo
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Old 9th Sep 2022, 02:33
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Are these Firehawks, or is the method "carry the water in a bucket on the sling/cargo hook" to get to where the water needs do go?
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Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50 View Post
Are these Firehawks, or is the method "carry the water in a bucket on the sling/cargo hook" to get to where the water needs do go?
“Firehawks” are somewhat obsolete with the Helitak expandable belly tank now available for the UH60.
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A few years back Portugal bought 6 KA32 for firefighting.....they are now all rusting in a Hangar.........Now with this new acquisition....theyll go on the same way. That Country has way too much money.
Although its a great punch line to get money from the tax payers to the Air Force saying "we are going to buy a state of the art helicopter to help with firefighting" ..... and after the money arrives theyll buy something and ask for more money for the maintenance......Just like they did with the "Merlin". Its just amazing
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Originally Posted by havick View Post
“Firehawks” are somewhat obsolete with the Helitak expandable belly tank now available for the UH60.
OK, thanks. I had not been staying that up to date. Nice bit of kit.
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