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Dropping fire retardants by helicopter: tests of three new helitanksAuthor(s): James B. Davis
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-027. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 16 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionLate model helicopters equipped with new helitanks and adequately supplied can accurately deliver as much fire retardant as most fixed-wing air tankers at a potentially lower cost. Viscous water dropped from helicopters clung to fuel surfaces and was concentrated in a narrower pattern than plain water.
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CitationDavis, James B. 1963. Dropping fire retardants by helicopter: tests of three new helitanks. Res. Note PSW-RN-027. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 16 p.
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