Over 400 vivid colour photographs show aircraft used around the globe to fight forest and open-range fires. Includes fire-extinguishing planes known as airtankers, firefighting helicopters, transports, and direction and command planes essential to successful firefighting. Many rare, never-before-published images show firefighting aircraft in action. The detailed text provides technical descriptions of forest fire fighting and speculates on the future of firefighting aviation. This book is a must for every reader fascinated by aviation or firefighting.