Aerial Fire Fighting Tanker Concept

fboat1cOne of my many on going projects has been this kitbash of a concept idea for an aerial tanker for fighting forest fires.

It features four turboprop engines large roomy cockpit with plenty of visibility.

I have the model painted in a black primer to finish locating the major glaring flaws. The details such as the canopy will be painted on along with the color scheme.

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Comments

  1. Neat idea, goodness knows they need a better vehicle than 30 and 40 year old airframes that are modified to do the job. It should hold 2000-3000 gallons of retardant and have lots of wing to fly low and slow. And I know it is just a modeling exercise but it is still a neat idea and it looks good too.

  2. Nice concept, Gerald. Look at the Shin Meiwa PS-1, US-1A and US-2 for inspiration. I have the Hasegawa kit that I will be building as a ‘What If’ air tanker.
    I would enjoy seeing your WIP pictures of this.
    I will be following this with interest.

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