Cal Fire FIREHAWK Vina Helitack “Copter 205” N485DF - Static

Print Sizes Available: 

  • Standard: 17 x 13"
  • Small: 11 x 8.5"

Illustrated by: Eric Lian

Cal Fire FIREHAWK Vina Helitack “Copter 205” N485DF is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a cut out photograph  or screen capture from a flight simulator). Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the unit insignia and the description text is bordered by the Cal Fire logo, and the American and state of California flags.

Perfect for award presentations, the office or home, or as a gift for that helicopter fan. Printed on high quality, heavy weight Luster paper using a 12-color pigmented, archival ink system.

  • Edition Size: Open
  • Paper Type: Heavy Weight Luster
  • Ink Type: Lucia EX Archival Pigment 
  • Illustrated by: Eric Lian
  • Published and printed by: Lian Media

The description on the print states:

N485DF is a Sikorsky S-70i FIREHAWK medium-lift utility helicopter based at the CDF Tehema-Glenn Unit in Vina, California. Its twin General Electric T700-701D turboshaft engines generate 3,880 shp powering the aircraft to a top speed of 224 mph (360 kph), a service ceiling of 20,000 ft (6,100 m), and a maximum range of 289 miles (465 km).

Configured for the firefighting and rescue role, the FIREHAWK can transport up to 12 firefighters, perform rescue operations with a starboard mounted 600 lb rescue hoist, and carry out fire suppression with a retractable snorkel feeding a 1000 gallon (3,785 l) Kawak belly tank at a rate of 1000 gallons per minute. The cockpit is equipped with advanced glass multi-functional displays and lighted for night vision goggles allowing fire suppression at night.

Vina Helitack’s primary responsibility is to respond to callouts for initial attack on wildfires and other emergencies. The unit responds to approximately 180 fire and emergency calls a year in an area that covers north to Shasta County, south to Butte County, east to the Plumas National Forest, and west to the Mendocino National Forest.

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