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Gordon Keyes | all galleries >> Idaho Journal.....2007 >> The Sky >> Helicopter Gallery > Off to Douse the Fire
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Off to Douse the Fire

Heavy Lift helicopters like this one can carry over 2,600 gallons of water or retardant (10 tons), and can refill in 18" of water in 45 seconds through that dangling snorkle. It burns about 500 gallons of jet fuel per hour.

Sony DSC-H1
1/1000s f/4.5 at 72.0mm iso64 full exif

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