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Major increase of Vic firefighting fleet

AAP logoAAP 13/12/2016

Victoria has assembled its largest ever firefighting air fleet for a potentially dangerous summer fire season.

The 48-strong fleet includes two large air tankers - the biggest firefighting aircraft in the world, known as Hercules and RJ - two 7500-litre air-cranes and a Firebird 300 intelligence-gathering helicopter.

The fleet, funded by the federal and state governments, will be set up in more locations across the state than in prior years.

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