Type 1 Helicopter
Cruise Speed: I56mph
Gallon Capacity: 2,000
Manufacturer: Aerospatiale / Eurocopter
Crew: Pilot and Co-pilot
The AS332L”Super Puma” is a twin engine medium-weight helicopter that has a large cabin which works well for passenger transport. The AS332L first flew in 1978 and flown for both civilian and military use. The aircraft is often used by oil companies to ferry personnel and equipment to and from oil platforms. In 2000 the U.S. Forest Service in California used this aircraft for initial attack with a “Heli-Shot” crew. These aircraft are not very common on California wildfires.