Firefighting Herc

C-130 Hercules Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System California fire

Airmen from the Wyoming Air National Guard load the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System onto a Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 Hercules Oct. 23 in Cheyenne, Wyo. The C-130 is being deployed to California to assist with firefighting efforts. Fires have ravaged Southern California forcing more than 500,000 people from their homes as the president has declared a federal emergency for seven counties in the state. The orange number on the tail identifies the plane as one of the units using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System to battle the blaze. (U.S. Army photo)

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Comments

  1. I think that should be the default response for anything not taken care of within hours… but I guess I don’t know what the expense is… maybe the insurance companies can pick up the tab… oh wait… never mind.

  2. Don’t worry, the giant Mars water bombers are coming to the rescue from Canada. Then you will really see something!