RAAF helicopter helps fight fires

Accession Number F02726
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 9 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Date made 5 April 1968
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Item covers two fire-fighting techniques. First, a RAAF Iroqouis helicopter air-lifts fire-fighting equipment and crew to a burning Vampire jet which was supposed to have crashed near the base, but away from access roads. The second demonstration shows down-draught of a helicopter rotor being used to blow heat, flames and smoke away from the fire fighting crew, thus permitting them to carry out their duties more efficiently and in greater safety.

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