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Hangar Fire Suppression System Submerges F-15  
User currently offlinefsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 246 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

If this is a double please delete. I search did not return any hits on this.


Foam party! Hangar fire suppression system submerges F-15, F-16 and A-10 in foam at Eglin Air Force Base

http://theaviationist.com/2012/05/14/foam-party/

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User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

At least they could be confident that their system works. May cost a pretty penny to recharge it, but the damage would have been much worse otherwise.

Luckily, none of the aircraft inside seems to have an open canopy. What ill effects could AFFF have on avionics and fuel systems undergoing maintenance?



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

You say about open canopies, but what about engine intakes/exhausts and undercarriage doors?.

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

The aircraft will need a clear water rinse and the fuel systems purged, as well as all the static ports and pitots cleaned. The foam should not be corrosive to the airframe of engines. As long as the avionics didn't get any foam they should be alright.

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