Author Topic: Say WHAT? Canadair tanker used to put out highway crash fire. [video]  (Read 1991 times)

Offline Fabo

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So, apparently these guys considered calling the CL-415 tanker the best way to put out a trailer rig fire.

It IS spectacular. That is for sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfK51AZWBJM
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Re: Say WHAT? Canadair tanker used to put out highway crash fire. [video]
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 08:27:14 PM »
cool!

I hope nobody was underneath that drop though!
(not sure if non-wildland people know to get out of the way....)


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Re: Say WHAT? Canadair tanker used to put out highway crash fire. [video]
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 07:37:27 AM »
Considering there was a fire to be put out - I think they were away. At least I don't see any ground-based efforts that could lead a firefighter to be there.

I can tell you one thing though - if I saw a tanker closing in on me and I knew there was a fire nearby - I would run as hell. Uncomfortable enough having a bucket of water dropped on you, let alone several thousand of them!
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Re: Say WHAT? Canadair tanker used to put out highway crash fire. [video]
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 05:12:08 PM »
have you seen the demo where Erickson drops a water salvo (2000 gal) on a car with the Skycrane?
(I'm trying to find it)

flattens the car and pushes it 200 yards down the road!   ::unbelieveable::


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Re: Say WHAT? Canadair tanker used to put out highway crash fire. [video]
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 04:00:12 PM »
have you seen the demo where Erickson drops a water salvo (2000 gal) on a car with the Skycrane?
(I'm trying to find it)

flattens the car and pushes it 200 yards down the road!   ::unbelieveable::

Let's see... Water weighs about 8 lbs a gallon. Multiply that by 2,000...

16,000 lbs of water. Of course, you could just take the 2,000 gallons and transfer it directly to the weight of water, coming up with 8 tons of water. 2,000 lbs is a ton, after all.