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USNORTHCOM supports Mexico firefighting effort

A Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing prepares for take-off at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 16. The aircraft is one of two MAFFS-equipped aircraft assigned to assist the Mexican government in fighting wildland fires in Northern Mexico. The MAFFS, which is owned and maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, is a pressurized self-contained firefighting system designed for installation in C-130 aircraft without structural modifications to the aircraft. The system is designed to air-drop fire-retardant chemicals onto wildfires.



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This work, USNORTHCOM supports Mexico firefighting effort [Image 1 of 5], by TSgt Thomas Doscher, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.16.2011

Date Posted:04.16.2011 12:27

Photo ID:390611

VIRIN:110416-F-YX459-114

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:614.8 KB

Location:COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, USGlobe

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