• A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops water to flush out their Modular Airborne Firefighting System near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. MAFFS operations are preparing to shutdown until they are needed again.

    Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

    A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops water to flush out their Modular Airborne Firefighting System near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of...

  • A C-130H Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Colorado Springs Air Force Reserve, drops water to flush out their Modular Airborne Firefighting System near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. MAFFS operations are preparing to shutdown until they are needed again.

    Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

    A C-130H Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Colorado Springs Air Force Reserve, drops water to flush out their Modular Airborne Firefighting System near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of...

  • A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops fire retardant near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. Wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1.5 million acres since January.

    Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

    A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops fire retardant near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of...

  • A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops fire retardant near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. Wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1.5 million acres since January.

    Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

    A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops fire retardant near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of...

  • A C-130H Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Colorado Springs Air Force Reserve, drops fire retardant near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. Wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1.5 million acres since January.

    Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

    A C-130H Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Colorado Springs Air Force Reserve, drops fire retardant near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of...

  • A C-130H Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Colorado Springs Air Force Reserve, drops fire retardant near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. Wildfires have spread across various parts of Texas and have burned more than 1.5 million acres since January.

    Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

    A C-130H Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Colorado Springs Air Force Reserve, drops fire retardant near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5, 2011. The C-130 is equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System which is capable of...

A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops water to flush out their Modular Airborne Firefighting System near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. MAFFS operations are preparing to shutdown until they are needed again.

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