[LMB] very OT: australia, was: Fanfic Ivan
baur at chello.at
Fri Dec 20 09:43:37 GMT 2019
which ones? - i cannot find autsralia as a user of any of the dedicated
types (there is also nothing in the offical RAAF inventory list)
france and spain are not as large as australia, but do also have
substancial parts of the country more than 10 km away form the coast
Am 20.12.2019 um 10:30 schrieb I:
> Two part answer:
> Firstly, we do have water bombers. Quite a lot as part of the air force.
> The main focus on helicopters is because they can fill from lakes and
> dams, and Australia is BIG. only a small part of the main land is within
> 100 Km of the coast. The Air Force is also mainly on the coast.
> On 20/12/2019 8:06 pm, markus baur wrote:
>> a very OT question to our australians here:
>> i do notice that many of the mediterranean countries that have a
>> problem with summer wildfires (spain, france, croatia, greece)
>> although these wildfires are a lot less severe than the australians
>> these nations have extensive fleets of water bombers (cL-215, CL-415
>> etc.) [and its quite impressive if you are anchoring in a bay on the
>> coratian coast and suddely a flock of these birds swoop in to take pu
>> but australia does not use them, instead they rely on helicopters,
>> which have less payload and higher coster per flight hour - why?
>> Am 20.12.2019 um 00:52 schrieb Sharon Micenko:
>>> For those of you who enjoy such things, there’s a wish for a merry
>>> Winterfair here. Not that it’s appropriate for the Australians among
>>> us who are boiling and burning. I don’t think a good dose of Vorbarr
>>> Sultana winter would go astray right now.
>>> Merry Christmas
>>> Happy Holidays
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