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MAFFS equipped C-130 Hercules

The 153rd Airlift Wing from Cheyenne WY use a modular air fire fighting system equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft in support of the Waldo Canyon wild fire in Colorado Springs, CO on June 27, 2012. Four MAFFS-equipped aircraft from the 302nd and 153rd Airlift Wings flew in support of the U.S. Forest Service as they fought fires in Colorado. MAFFS is a self-contained aerial fire fighting system that can discharge 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than five seconds, covering an area one-quarter of a mile long by 100 feet wide.

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephany D. Richards)(released)

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Taken on June 28, 2012