Forest Fire Victoria (Inc.) GALLERY 3

1985 - ON

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DROMADER FIXED WING FIREBOMBER

Dromader firebombers carried twice the load of the Pawnees and were the basis of the firebomber fleet during the 1980's. Carrying phosphate fire retardant from often short rough strips for initial attack on mountain fires, these aircraft held many remote fires until ground crews could reach them. AirTractor fixed wing aircraft with greater payload and airspeed increasingly took the lead role into the 1990's, .

Photo: Rod Incoll 1995