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Striker Airborne Fire Engine ™ Models Categories

The operator to select the Striker model Category based on the helicopter lift capacity and standard flight mission guideline. The operator  then can chose the upgrades. When using the Striker Airborne Fire Engine, the wildland fire operator has the option to drop a high-expansion foam, water salvo, mist, droplets, or water enhancer to suit different fire control objectives like wildland fire extinguishing, halt advance, support ignition, point protection, delay fire, and reduce intensity.

Standard Features:

All Striker models come with:

  • Diverse high expansion foam ratio of 20:1
  • Emergency water tank and injector
  • Hover snorkel refill pump
  • Ground refill outlet
  • Basic cockpit controller
  • Manual water tank fill level adjustment

Optional Upgrades:

Based on the Striker Category

  • Foam expansion ratio control with a range of 2:1-20:1
  • Drop Pattern width, length, and coverage level Controller
  • Multiple Suppressant products (Wet foam, Dry foam, Salvo Drop, Rain like Droplet, Mist) drop capability
  • Split drop controller
  • Suppressant Combinations Controller
  • Retractable snorkel hover refill pump
  • Advanced Cockpit controller, Usage Data collection and Telemetry Unit (ATU)
  • Pre and post drop image caption
  • Wired and wireless cockpit controller
  • Water tank refill level Automatic and remote controller
  • Variable foam concentrate injector dial 0.1%-1%
  • Striker Longline 50 ft- 100 ft, 150 ft, 200ft (comply with all legislative and regulatory requirements)

Transportation of the Striker I Heavy

Slide in/out as the Striker™-I-Heavy fits inside the chinook CH-47 cargo compartment. No assembly required operation.

Variable Drop Pattern

Only the Striker™-I-Heavy and Striker™ I can be upgraded to a Variable Drop Pattern option to allow the operator to choose a different Foam ground drop pattern like width, length, and coverage level (gallon per 100 sqft-gpc) without changing the helicopter flight parameters like airspeed or attitude.

The Variable Drop Pattern High Expansion Foam ranges:

  • Wide or narrow drop pattern 20 to 60 feet
  • Short or long drop pattern e.g., 2,100 ft to 4,100 ft (vary based on tank size)
  • High coverage level of 83 gpc to low coverage level of 23 gpc of foam

Foam Concentrate Type

The Striker Foam Concentrate tank can be filled with any Class A foam concentrate on the USFD Qualified Product List (QPL).

Class A foam has been thoroughly vetted by the world recognized wildland fire and environmental research experts to be safe for humans, animals, and the environment when used according to instructions.

Water & Foam Concentrate Tank Filling

Water tank can be filled manually on ground thought he water inlet or on between flight operation using the Snorkel hover pump .

The foam concentrate tank filled from the ground using the standard ground pump. Striker foam concentration tank sized for average of 20 drops  at 0.5% with option to increase that the foam concentration tank size if needed

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Striker Airborne Fire Engine ™ Models Specification

Select a model based on helicopter lift capacity

Striker I HeavyStriker™-I-Heavy The Ultimate in Capacity and Functionality Striker Ifiber_manual_record For heavy-lift Type 1, tier 2 helicopters like the S-70, K-1200, H215/225 

fiber_manual_record Drops 20,000 US gallons of Class A foam or 1,000 US gallons of water.

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to all options
The Striker I Fast and Highly Effective
Striker IIfiber_manual_record For medium-lift Type 2 helicopters like the Bell 205, 210, UH-1, 212, or 412

fiber_manual_record Drops 10,000 US gal of Class A foam or 500 US gal of water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to most options
The Striker II Adaptable and Agile
Striker IIIfiber_manual_record For light-lift Type 3 helicopters like the Bell 407, 206, or Airbus H125

fiber_manual_record Drops 5,000 US gal of Class A foam or 250 US gal of water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to most options
The Striker III Compact and Effective

Striker Ifiber_manual_record For Heavy-lift Type 1, Tier 2 Helicopters like the S-70, K-1200, H215/225 

fiber_manual_record Drops 20,000 US Gal. of EXPANDED Class A Foam or 1,000 US Gal. of water 2

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 60 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Assembly Weight (Empty): 771 - 1100 lbs 1

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to all options
Striker™ I Fast and Highly Effective
Striker IIfiber_manual_record For medium-lift Type 2 helicopters like the Bell 205, 210, UH-1, 212, or 412

fiber_manual_record Drops 10,000 US gal of Class A foam or 500 US gal of water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to most options
The Striker II Adaptable and Agile
Striker IIIfiber_manual_record For light-lift Type 3 helicopters like the Bell 407, 206, or Airbus H125

fiber_manual_record Drops 5,000 US gal of Class A foam or 250 US gal of water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to most options
The Striker III Compact and Effective
Striker I Heavyfiber_manual_record For heavy-lift Type I helicopters like the Boeing Chinook or Sikorsky S-64

fiber_manual_record Drops 60,000 US Gallon Class A foam or 3,000 US Gallons of Water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to all options
The Striker I-Heavy The Ultimate in Capacity and Functionality

Striker IIfiber_manual_record For Medium-lift Type 2 helicopters like the Bell 205, 210, UH-1, 212, or 412

fiber_manual_record Drops 10,000 US Gal. of EXPANDED Class A Foam or 500 US Gal. of Water 2

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 60 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Assembly Weight (Empty): 450 - 720 lbs 1

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to most options
Striker™ II Adaptable and Agile
Striker IIIfiber_manual_record For light-lift Type 3 helicopters like the Bell 407, 206, or Airbus H125

fiber_manual_record Drops 5,000 US gal of Class A foam or 250 US gal of water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to most options
The Striker III Compact and Effective
Striker I Heavyfiber_manual_record For heavy-lift Type I helicopters like the Boeing Chinook or Sikorsky S-64

fiber_manual_record Drops 60,000 US Gallon Class A foam or 3,000 US Gallons of Water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to all options
The Striker I-Heavy The Ultimate in Capacity and Functionality
Striker Ifiber_manual_record For heavy-lift Type 1, tier 2 helicopters like the S-70, K-1200, H215/225 

fiber_manual_record Drops 20,000 US gallons of Class A foam or 1,000 US gallons of water.

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to all options
The Striker I Fast and Highly Effective

Striker IIIfiber_manual_record For Light-lift Type 3 Helicopters like the Bell 407, 206, or Airbus H125

fiber_manual_record Drops 5,000 US Gal. of EXPANDED Class A Foam or 250 US Gal. of water 2

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 60 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Assembly Weight (Empty): 290 - 350 lbs 1

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to Most Options
Striker™ III Compact and Effective
Striker I Heavyfiber_manual_record For heavy-lift Type I helicopters like the Boeing Chinook or Sikorsky S-64

fiber_manual_record Drops 60,000 US Gallon Class A foam or 3,000 US Gallons of Water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to all options
The Striker I-Heavy The Ultimate in Capacity and Functionality
Striker Ifiber_manual_record For heavy-lift Type 1, tier 2 helicopters like the S-70, K-1200, H215/225 

fiber_manual_record Drops 20,000 US gallons of Class A foam or 1,000 US gallons of water.

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to all options
The Striker I Fast and Highly Effective
Striker IIfiber_manual_record For medium-lift Type 2 helicopters like the Bell 205, 210, UH-1, 212, or 412

fiber_manual_record Drops 10,000 US gal of Class A foam or 500 US gal of water

fiber_manual_record Fill Rate: Hover Snorkel 90 Seconds

fiber_manual_record Upgradable to most options
The Striker II Adaptable and Agile

Striker Airborne Fire Engine™ Models Drop Coverage Length Comparative Data

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Striker Airborne Fire Engine™ Models Product Comparison

Striker™-I-Heavy

Striker™ I

Striker™ II

Striker™ III

Aircraft Maximum gross takeoff/landing weight22,001+ pounds12,501-22,000 pounds6,000-12,500 poundsUp to 6,000 pounds

Assembly Weight (Empty) 1

1650 - 2160 lb771 - 1100 lb450 - 720 lb290 - 350 lb

Expanded Foam Volume Per Drop, up to 2

60,000 US gallons yielded from 3,000 US gallons of 1% foam Solution20,000 US gallons yielded from 1,000 US gallons of 1% foam Solution10,000 US gallons yielded from 500 US gallons of 1% foam Solution5,000 US gallons yielded from 250 US gallons of 1% foam Solution
Standard Option 3YesYesYesYes

Up-gradable Features 4

FullFullMostMost

Support Wildland Firefighting Drop Objectives, design for 5

All ObjectivesAll ObjectivesAll ObjectivesAll Objectives

Snorkel Hover Refill Rate 6

60 Seconds60 Seconds60 Seconds60 Seconds

(1) Assembly weight:

Varies based on the options and features added.

(2) Depends on each flight mission and scenario:

The final water capacity can vary. Pilot must account for many factors including the maximum aircraft take-off weight, fuel weight, crew weight, flight path, weather, altitude, number of missions and adding a safety margin. Pre flight, the Striker maximum water capacity limit can be adjusted to ensure that the snorkel refill pump and water tank will not be filled more than the set limits.

(3) Standard Options:

  • Disperse high expansion foam ratio of 20:1
  • Emergency water drop in 2-4 seconds
  • Foam concentrate tank and injector
  • Hover snorkel refill pump
  • Ground refill outlet
  • Basic cockpit controller
  • Manual water tank fill Level adjustment

(4) Optional Feature Upgrades:

  • Foam expansion ratio control with a range of 2:1-20:1
  • Drop Pattern width, length, and coverage level Controller
  • Multiple Suppressant products (Wet foam, Dry foam, Salvo Drop, Rain like Droplet, Mist) drop capability
  • Split drop controller
  • Suppressant Combinations Controller
  • Retractable snorkel hover refill pump
  • Pre and post drop image caption
  • Advanced Cockpit controller, Data collection and Telemetry Unit (ATU)
  • Wired and wireless cockpit controller
  • Water tank refill level Automatic and remote controller
  • Variable foam concentrate injector dial 0.1%-1%

(5) Designed to meet the Aerial firefighting drop objectives:

  • Foam expansion ratio control with a range of 2:1-20:1
  • Extinguish fire/spot fire
  • Reduce fire intensity/flame length
  • Delay fire spread/retard growth
  • Support ignition operations
  • Line fire/halt advance
  • Point protection

(6) Refill Rate:

Hover snorkel refill rate may vary slightly based on the Striker’s model upgrades and the added features

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