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C-130 News: Upgraded Wyoming C-130 activated for firefighting mission


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A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 equipped with the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems will be launched to fight wild fires in the Western United States tomorrow.

This is Wyoming's first 2017 firefighting activation and the first time the state will be sending a C-130 with enhanced capabilities to perform a MAFFS mission.

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A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 equipped with the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems will be launched to fight wild fires in the Western United States tomorrow.

This is Wyoming's first 2017 firefighting activation and the first time the state will be sending a C-130 with enhanced capabilities to perform a MAFFS mission.

"I'm excited to see these modifications finally come to fruition in a domestic support role," said Col. Paul Lyman, commander of the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing.

Since 2007 Wyoming has worked with the National Guard Bureau to provide C-130 legacy engine and propeller systems with modern technological upgrades to significantly improve aircraft performance.

"We are eager to fly MAFFS with the added capability and maintenance reliability the series 3.5 engine modification has," said Lt. Col. Todd Davis, 187th Airlift Squadron commander. "The aircraft has more power when needed and uses less fuel which is a definite game changer for the MAFFS mission. We fly low and heavy, dropping 150 feet above the ground in hot, smoky, dangerous conditions. The modifications allow us to safely fly on fires farther away from the base. That increased range increases our effectiveness for the MAFFS mission."


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