A Sikorsky S-64 "Sky Crane" rigged with a belly tank and snorkel.
This is a Sikorsky Sky Crane heading to the heli-base after a hard day fighting
fire. Unlike the Chinook pictured earlier, This "Mosquito" is set up with a snorkel instead of a bucket. The pilot hovers over a water source with the snorkel hanging into the water while the flight crew pumps the tank in the belly full. This system can use water sources far too shallow to bucket-dip from. He's heading to a local rancher's field which is full of helicopters: all down for a night of maintenance.


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