This paper outlines a unique fire fighting organization which has been built around the largest operational flying boats ever built, the Martin Mars. The Martin Mars uses the "gallon per hour" concept, the objective of which is to drop the maximum amount of water on the fire to extinquish it. The tanker capacity is also described for pick- up and loading, and the future of the Mars is discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Annual Conference Proceedings, Calgary, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    401-1111 Prince of Wales Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Waddington, W P
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 73-85
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM