View full size image


Southern Calif. (Oct. 29, 2003) -- Using Lake Murphy in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, a Sea King helicopter (SH-3) assigned to the "Golden Gators" of Reserve Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eighty Five (HC-85) loads "Bambi" buckets to conduct water drops on brush fires in support of fire fighting efforts in Southern Calif. Wild fires have caused extensive damage throughout Southern Calif., scorching more than 500,000 acres or land.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael J. Pusnik, Jr.  (RELEASED)

More detailed information for US Military equipment and procedures is available in the Data Store

US Military Equipment Technical Manuals | US Army Field Manuals | Marine Corps Warfighting Manuals | US Navy Non-Resident Training Course (NRTC) Manuals | 3D Military Computer Models

Photo description

Photo Date
Not available
Not available
Caption Writer
Not available
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
Not available
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Not available