Fire-fighting Systems in Aircraft in the Service of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic since 1948

Authors

  • Ondřej Zavila Department of Fire Protection, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • R. Chmelík Air Force Base Čáslav, 211th Tactical Squadron, Czech Republic
  • M. Trška Department of Fire Protection, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Keywords:

Army of the Czech Republic, Czechoslovak Army, Czechoslovak People's Army, halon, carbon dioxide, jet combat aircraft, fire extinguishing equipment, development trend

Abstract

Fire-fighting equipment is currently a common part of the technical equipment in transport, military and most recreational aircraft. But it was not always so. Aircraft fire protection systems and their historical development represent a very important but neglected chapter in the history of aviation and fire protection. This article provides a brief overview of extant information and technical points of interest that form the basis of today's fire protection systems in combat military aircraft. The article is specifically focused on trends in fire-fighting equipment in jet combat aircraft in the service of the Army of the Czech Republic and former Czechoslovakia since 1948.

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01-11-2015

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Zavila, O., Chmelík, R., & Trška, M. (2015). Fire-fighting Systems in Aircraft in the Service of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic since 1948. Advances in Military Technology, 10(1), 119–133. Retrieved from https://aimt.cz/index.php/aimt/article/view/1075

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