U. S. Air Force certifies the new MAFFS II

The U. S. Air Force, on July 20, officially certified the new Modular Aerial Fire Fighting System, MAFFS II, for the C-130 H & J model aircraft. It was declared “fully operational” in early 2009, but now the Air Force has certified it.

Here is an excellent video about the new MAFFS II that was filmed at the Oshkosh 2009 air show.

The press release from the manufacturer of the MAFFS II, Aero Union Corporation, provides details about the system. In some documents the MAFFS II is described as having a capacity of 3,000 gallons. In others, it is 3,400 gallons. Click on “Fullscreen” for easier reading.

MAFFS II Press Release 07-20-2010

Aero Union has created a modified version of the MAFFS II and certified it for spraying oil dispersant over oil spills.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.