Military Photo: World's Largest Helitanker

Posted: 10/01/2020

A CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter owned and operated by Coulson Aviation, Inc., drops water on Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Sept. 30, 2020, for a flight demonstration during a press conference at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California. The helicopter, hailed as the world’s largest helitanker due to its ability to drop 3,000 gallons of water or retardant in a single pass, is staging on the base for 24/7 wildfire response in Southern California through the end of the year. The helicopter comes to Southern California through a partnership with Orange County Fire Authority with funding from Southern California Edison. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman)

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