Fightin’ the fire

An aircraft from the Michigan Army National Guard uses a bambi bucket, an aerial firefighting tool suspended below a helicopter, to extinguish a fire 10 miles from Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Mich., Aug. 8, 2007. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Helen Miller, U.S. Army.

Murdoc and his family have camped up in Tahquamenon Falls State Park a few years back. Nice place. Hope they get this under control. It’s been going for several days. The area is mostly uninhabited and there have been no injuries.

A knowledgeable aircraft enthusiast recently told me that he had seen an A-10 ‘Warthog’ converted into a firefighting plane. I can’t seem to find any info on this. Does anyone know anything about it?

Comments

  1. A-10 fire fighting? My vote is no. There are a lot better aircraft for that role. In theory, it could, it would most likely suck, but… but wouldn’t a F-22 be much better?

  2. Thanks, James. After seeing ‘Firehog’ I googled and found that aviationtrivia site, but it keeps crashing my browser. Will keep trying.

  3. There used to be firehogs.com but the website is no longer any good. I saw the A-10 demo videos there, back in the day.