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Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 11:33:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Russians want to help put out fires in the USA,but look who dont want them to loan us a plane.It carries much more water than any of ours.

ron,ar    Posted 07-04-2004 at 15:51:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
When willy-N gets back off that fire he is on, I would like to see his evaluation of this. It is too early for me to make an asessment of something I know nothing about.

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 12:14:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Notice the other article >>>>>>>>>>>>> U. S. Forest Service employee Kim Knox at the helicopter base. Helicopter in background is ferrying water to the fire. Cost to taxpayers: $19,000 per day plus $790.00 per hour. Photo by J. Zane Walley.

Burrhead    Posted 07-04-2004 at 12:18:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I imagine the water plane is about like everything else Clod.

Them politicians can't make any money from it cause they don't own any stock in USSR plane companies and don't have any kinfolk or political favors to pay back to Puten so they don't want nuthin unless it's in Washington, or one of their ranches in Wyoming or Texas.

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 12:49:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well ..Some folks do try to think of effective ways to fight fires. If you had a small plane and a newly invented fire extenguisher then flew over and put out the fires in one pass,You would be shot down by those who say they are there to put out the fires. >>> ARTICLE HERE>>> The World's No.1 Science & Technology News Service

Gigantic airships aim to damp forest fires

08:40 23 June 02

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As firefighters struggled to defeat the wildfires sweeping across Colorado last week, plans were emerging for a new, more efficient way of fighting such fires from the air.

LOSING BATTLE: planes can't carry enough water to put out the fire quickly (Photo: Katz/FSP)
Drop-planes and helicopters with their small water bombs can only cover small areas at each pass because their water supply is limited. They also have to fly dangerously low to have any effect at all, as water dropped from high altitude evaporates before it can get to the flames.

Now Ralph Pope and his team at Wetzone Engineering, a company based in Huntingdon Beach, California, think they have a better idea. Water will rain down continuously from gigantic airships, which will be kept topped up by passing drop-planes or helicopters. "It'll be like having a non-stop artificial rainstorm," says Pope.

They suggest using 300-metre-long propeller-powered airships carrying just under one million litres of water and flying high above the flames. From there, adjustable valves on the

Sid    Posted 07-04-2004 at 15:34:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I see that article is two years old.Do you reckon they are getting any closer.

toolman    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:25:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
we have alot of the smaller bombers here and two very large bombers, when a city was buring last year the two big bombers could of saved alot of it, but at 10000 bucks an hour the govt. wouldn,t fly them , they sat outside the provincial capital, people lost homes, this year so far we have had towns in danger again and they weren,t even using the smaller bombers,only choppers and ground crews, reason, trying to save money , our money at that, and people lose homes bussiness, and maybe even lives,policitans aren,t they just great.time to put them out in the bush on the fire lines.

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 13:34:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
They do not try to save money,They only say that.THey just like to spend it on other things.Like art or golf.

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