MODEL 304 For Bell models 212, 205A-1, 205B, 412, 412 EP, UH-1H
Fire Attack Systems
The Simplex Aerospace Model 304 Fire Attack System is a proven workhorse in the aerial firefighting industry. Compatible with Bell 205-A-1, 212, 412/EP, AB412, & UH1H models, the system consists of a belly mounted carbon fiberglass tank, which holds 1,420 liters (375 gallons) of water or 114 liters (30 gallons) of foam retardant. Other features of the tank include a hover refill pump with a refill rate of 1,514 liters (400 gallons) per minute, cargo hook access, corrosion resistant parts, cockpit controlled selectable drop patterns, and rapid installation/removal.
|System Specs||Simplex 304||The Competition|
|Tank Weight||395 lb / 179 kg||416 lb / 189 L|
|System Capacity||375 gal / 1420 L||350 gal / 1325 L|
|Foam Capacity||30 gal / 114 L||27 gal / 102 L|
|Hover Refill Weight||400 GPM / 1514 LPM||270 GPM / 1022 LPM|
|Vne (Hover Pump Installed)||110 KIAS||70 KIAS|
|Vne (Hover Pump Removed)||110 KIAS||110 KIAS|
AFT HOOK SYSTEM
Secures the end of the hover pump to the belly of the aircraft until the pilot chooses to deploy the pump at the water source. Storing the pump during the flight allows operators to transport firefighters to the fire site increasing the efficiency of the mission.
Remotely adjustable and heated to prevent frost or moisture build up, our cargo mirrors allow the operator to view external loads during flight.