YouTube – Antonov An-32
2 x 5,100 hp.ea.
up to 50
78 ft. 1 in.
95 ft. 10 in.
The Russian built Antonov An-32 is used throughout the world as a military and civil transport, hospital transport, air cargo dropping, parachuting, skydiving, and water bombing aircraft.
The water bomber is designated as the An-32P Firekiller. It was first deployed in 1995.
The Firekiller has two belly tanks capable of carrying 1,000 gallons of water or retardant each. The tanks can be utilized together or separately.
Typical water drops are made at an altitude of about 150 feet at a speed of about 155 mph.
Over 360 An-32 aircraft of all types have been produced to date.