Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss Light fire-fighting amphibious aircraft. First flight: July 6, 1992 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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Manufacturer: Air Tractor
Country: USA
First flight: 1992
Type: Light fire-fighting amphibious aircraft

In March 2009, FYROM signed a $ 10 million contract to acquire 3 AT-802A Fire Boss aircraft with the Spanish Iar Tractor Europe SL.

Single-seat, single-engine amphibious firefighting aircraft, deriving from the AT-800 and equipped with a P&W PT6A-67AG engine, with a total power of 1,295 hp., upgraded equipment and increased tank capacity to carry a payload of up to 3,104 lt of water or retardant fluid. The Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67AG turbo prop engine is equipped with five-blade Hartzell HC-B5HP-3F/Μ11276ΝS spanning at 2.99 m diameter. It has a maximum take-off weight of 7,260 kg, maximum speed 354 km/h, economic speed 193 - 291 km/h and a range of (with economic speed) 1,287 km. Its maiden flight was on July 6, 1992.


Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss © Konstantinos Panitsidis
On November 8, 2009, FYROM receives the first two AT-802A Fire Boss amphibious firefighting aircraft.

 

Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss © Konstantinos Panitsidis

1 Five-blade Hartzell HC-B5HP-3F/Μ11276ΝS spanning at 2.99 m diameter  2 Power Plant P&W PT6A-67AG, power 1.295 h.p.  3 Water & Foam Tanks  4 Cockpit  5 The airframe  6 Auxiliary fin  7 Ventral fin  8 Chemical sprayer (for agricultural needs)  9 Water rudder  10 Main undercarriage (retractable landing gear)  11 High efficiency water scoops  12 Water transfer tube  13 Water tank with a total capacity of 3.104 l.  14 Water release or water trap doors  15 Maintenance access ladder  16 Hull (main float)  17 Nose undercarriage (retractable landing gear)  18 Retardant fluit tanks (on the right side).

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Air Tractor
COUNTRY
USA
TYPE
Light fire-fighting amphibious aircraft
CREW
1
POWER-PLANT
One P&W PT6A-67AG
Power s.h.p. (rpm)
1 x 1.295 (1.700)
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
10,90
Height, m
4,93
Wing span, m
18,06
Wing area m2
37,29
Propeller diameter, m
2,99
WEIGHT
 
Maximum take-off, kg
7.257
Normal take-off, kg
-
Empty aircraft, kg
3.198
Internal fuel, l
961,5
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
307,78
Cruising speed, km/h
209,2-257,5
Rate of climb, m/min
-
Service ceiling, m
4.000
Range, km
800
Combat range, km
-
Payload, l 3.104
ARMAMENT
-

 


PHOTOS AT-802A Fire Boss Demonstration flight, exhibition of the Monastery 2011.