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CAL FIRE Kneeland Helitack Sikorski Firehawk 'Copter 102' N493DF - Concept Paint Scheme

Print Sizes Available: 

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

Illustrated by: Eric Lian

This print is a conceptual illustration based on Cal Fire’s 2017 announcement that it is replacing its current fleet of UH-1H Super Hueys with the Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk. (This is not a photograph) Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the California state flag, and the description text is bordered by the CAL FIRE patch and unit logo.

Perfect for award presentations, the office and 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 states:

This print is a conceptual illustration based on Cal Fire’s 2017 announcement that it is replacing its current fleet of UH-1H Super Hueys with the Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk. The paint scheme was adapated directly from the Huey’s current paint scheme by Eric Lian in August 2017. A similar paint scheme was published by United Rotorcraft in December of 2017.

Other fire aviation programs already flying the S-70i Firehawk have modified their aircraft to include a single pilot cockpit layout, extended gear, a 1,000 gallon water tank with a retractable snorkel, and room for up to 14 passengers. The S070i variant, a third-generation Black Hawk, also includes greater engine power, increased payload and maneuverability, a digital cockpit with flight management systems, and a terrain and obstacle avoidance system that will alert pilots to potential ground hazards.

The Kneeland Helitack crew’s primary responsibility is to respond to call outs for initial fire attack and a number of other missions including air rescue, aerial ignition, cargo sling load, troop transport, reseeding operations, and mapping, and responds to approximately 100 fires per year in an area that spans north to the Oregon border, south to Mendocino, and east to Weaverville.




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