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Illustrated by: Eric Lian
CAL FIRE C-130H Airtanker 120 is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a cutout from a photograph or flight simulator.)
Meticulously detailed, the aircraft is set against the California grizzly. The description text is bordered by the CAL FIRE patch, American and California state flag, CAL FIRE Air Operations insignia, California Fire Pilots insignia, and the Lockheed Martin logo. Below the description is a smaller version of the aircraft in its previous paint scheme as Coast Guard 1709 Kodiak set against the Coast Guard insignia.
Perfect for award presentations, the office and home, or as a gift for that aviation fan.
Printed on high quality, heavy weight Luster paper using a 12 color pigmented, archival ink system.
The description on the print states:
Airtanker 120, formerly Coast Guard 1709 Kodiak, is a C-130H whose mission is rapid initial attack delivery of fire retardant on wildland fires from air attack bases strategically located throughout California. The three-person crew consists of a pilot, co-pilot, and flight engineer. The aircraft is 98 feet long with a wingspan of 132 feet and can carry up to 4,000 gallons of retardant. Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops produce a total of 17,200 horsepower for a maximum operating speed of 368 mph, a range of 800 miles loaded or 3,000 miles empty, and endurance of 8 hours.
Keywords: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY, CAL FIRE, C130, C-130, LOCKHEED, HERCULES, AIRTANKER, AIR TANKER, WILDFIRE, FIRE, UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, USFS.