Photo © Thomas Johannesson
"Often when the big Il-76 landed on the 2000m rnwy, the brakes became overheated. The Swedish CRFF-team (crash, rescue and firefighting) often had to cool down the brakes with water"
This has been bothering me ever since but I saw no threads on the subject. I've always been taught that since brakes are metal, when they are heated no fast coolant should be used as the sudden contracting could explode. Magnesium usage in brake material would add to the problem if that's used.
With that in mind and seeing the thin foam on top of the fluid. What was really used? Or am I completely wrong and some areas actually use water.