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CL-215 air tanker modifications improve drop pattern. 1976. Stechishen, E. Department of the Environment, Canadian Forestry Service, Forest Fire Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario. Information Report FF-X-61. 36 pages.

Year: 1976

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 33737

Language: English

Availability: PDF (download)

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Modifications to the CL-215 air tanker tanking were made and the Fire-Trac installation and Fire-Trac plus other modifications were evaluated and ranked in terms of drop pattern concentration distribution and pattern configuration. The relative differences between the basic tank drop pattern and each of the modified tank patterns are discussed. The analysis deals with 19 water and 5 Tenogum drop tests for single tank payloads of 26731.

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