• Short Summary

    A NEW FIREFIGHTING WEAPON, LIGHT WATER, CARRIED IN A PORTABLE 'FIRE CHOPPER' UNIT, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) DEMONSTRATED AT THE ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT, FARNBOROUGH.

  • Description

    A NEW FIREFIGHTING WEAPON, LIGHT WATER, CARRIED IN A PORTABLE 'FIRE CHOPPER' UNIT, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) DEMONSTRATED AT THE ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT, FARNBOROUGH. ALSO DISPLAYED WAS A TWIN ACTION CRASH TRUCK WHICH DELIVERS THE FOAM EITHER THROUGH THE VEHICLE'S MONITOR SYSTEM OR BY FOUR HANDLINES.

    LIGHT WATER IS A SUPER FOAM CONCENTRATE MIXED WITH WATER AND FORMED INTO AN AIR FOAM. ITS MAIN ADVANTAGE IS THE SPEED WITH WHICH IT ATTACKS A FLAMMABLE LIQUID FIRE, THEN SEALS AND EXTINGUISHES IT.

    THE 'FIRE CHOPPER' UNIT, CARRIED BY HELICOPTER TO FIGHT THE SIMULATED BLAZE IN A BUCCANEER FUSELAGE, WAS CHARGED WITH 30 GALLONS OF PRE MIX LIGHT WATER.

    THIS UNIT IS DESIGNED TO OPERATE AT AIRFIELD CRASH FIRES WHICH ARE INACCESSIBLE TO OTHER APPLIANCES. WITH TWO OPERATORS, THE UNIT CAN BE FLOWN TO THE SCENE AND LOWERED TO THE GROUND FOR IMMEDIATE OPERATION.

    LENDING MAJOR SUPPORT WAS THE TWIN ACTION CRASH TRUCK WHICH COMBINES TWO TYPES OF FOAM APPLICATION-THE BLOWER SYSTEM WHICH DELIVERS FOAM AT A FAST RATE FROM THE VEHICLE'S MONITOR AND THE 'ASPIRATED' SYSTEM DELIVERED BY THE FOUR HANDLINES CARRIED.

    BOTH SYSTEMS CAN BE USED SIMULTANEOUSLY OR INDEPENDENTLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22UQQA72SRVS012BQPTL273MH
    Media URN:
    VLVA22UQQA72SRVS012BQPTL273MH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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