Airbus Successfully Tests Water Bomber; Drops 20 Tonnes Water Under 10 Seconds
Airbus successfully tested the A400M aircraft, which is a new generation airlifter. The A400M can now carry removable firefighting demonstrator kits, with which wild fires can be combatted. The test involved dropping 20 tonnes of water under ten seconds. Airbus tweeted that the aircraft reached a speed of 125 knots, and dropped the water from a height of 150 feet.