Air International 2018-12
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M.Broadbent - Firehawk /Parapublic/
Unlike other helicopters used for fire-fighting, the Firehawk doesn't have an underslung bucket but rather a 1,000-gallon capacity belly water tank which is refilled either on the ground or with a retractable snorkel.
Sikorsky says Firehawk's UH-60 ancestry gives the helicopter the manoeuvrability, control responsiveness, tail rotor authority and power margin required in the demanding environment flying around wildfires.