Aviation Photo #0304848 Kaman K-1200 K-Max - Kaman Aerospace

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Mfd 1995. "Wild Thing", during start up. This aircraft takes the cake for the wierdest thing I've ever seen that is capable of flying!!! And it's out here to assist with bushfire fighting a role in which it is very well suited to. Thanks for sending this great looking machine downunder! This chopper uses the callsign "Helitack 270" when operating for the NSW Rural Fire Service. Written off in West Fork, Oregon 12/5/04.
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    Craig Murray
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    Kaman K-1200 K-Max
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    Kaman K-1200 K-Max
    Sydney - Bankstown
    New South Wales
    December 22, 2002
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7 years ago
A rare sight indeed. I can speak from personal experience; if there's a swimming pool, river or lake nearby, and this thing has brave and skilled pilots (which they all seem to have) no house, barn or building within its reach will burn down. These are VERY effective fire fighting machines, even in the worst conditions. It may not be pretty, but it's a real Godsend to those in need. Thank you for sharing.

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