26th of February 2020 - Nîmes-Garons, french airtankers home base
Here is the new Dash 8-Q400 MRE (E for Enhanced a modernized version of the Q400 MR) that the Sécurité Civile just officially received the day before, the number 76.
This ship is converted into an airtanker by Conair.
It can drop up to 2,655 gallons thanks to a system similar to the RADS, called RDS (Advanced Retardant Delivery System).
France has now 4 Dash 8-Q400 fully operational and is waiting for 4 additional that should be delivered by 2022.
Photo creds to Ben Kch