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Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System

Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:03 pm

Viking looks to be launching modifications to Twin Otter -300 and -400s to mount an external belly pod with drop doors and 700 gallon capacity. Unclear from the press release but by their phrasing of the system "will allow the Twin Otter to transition effortlessly between global firefighting missions and its more traditional mission profiles, including transporting passengers and cargo" suggests it may be removable.


https://www.aerialfiremag.com/viking-an ... -contract/
 
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Re: Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System

Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:23 pm

Great, that expands on their acquisition several years ago of the Canadair Arial Firefighting aircraft product line.

I note that this announced Launch comes with report of a signed order contract with PAL Aerospace.

Have a great day,
 
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Re: Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System

Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:02 pm

Cool. I like seeing more DHC-heritage development, and the Twin Otter seems like it would be well suited to the application.
 
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Re: Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System

Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:32 pm

That's very useful.

Hope it's successful.
 
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Re: Viking launches Twin Otter Fire Attack System

Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:28 pm

Subject line sounds like some video game teaser

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