Water Bomber

C-130 crashes during firefighting mission in Australia, 3 dead

A C-130 Hercules water bomber crashed during a fire fighting operation in Australia on January 23, 2020. The three crew members on board were killed....


Water bombers scramble to fight the Amazon forest fires

The Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro authorized two C-130 Hercules of the Brazilian Air Force to participate in fighting fires currently ravaging the Amazon forest. However,  Bolsonaro refused the help of the G7 countries that offered $20 million to send additional water bombers to the country. Meanwhile, Bolivia, also affected by the Amazon fires, rented a Boeing 747 Supertanker....