Print Sizes Available:
- Large: 17 x 13"
- Small: 11 x 8.5"
Illustrated by: Eric Lian
San Diego Fire Rescue FIREHAWK Copter 3 N283SD is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph) Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the SDFD Aviation logo, and the description text is bordered by the SDFD Fire Rescue patch and American flag.
Perfect for award presentations, the office or home, or as a gift for that helicopter fan. Printed on high quality, heavy weight Luster paper using a 12-color pigmented, archival ink system.
- Edition Size: Open
- Paper Type: Heavy Weight Luster
- Ink Type: Lucia EX Archival Pigment
- Illustrated by: Eric Lian
- Published and printed by: Lian Media
The description on the print states:
N283SD is a Sikorsky S-70i FIREHAWK medium-lift utility helicopter based at Montgomery Field (KMYF) in San Diego, California. The aircraft includes wide chord rotor blades for increased payload and maneuverability, a digital cockpit with flight management system for enhanced situational awareness and an Integrated Vehicle Health Management System to monitor the aircraft's operational health. Among improved safety features, the S-70i aircraft includes a terrain and obstacle avoidance system that alerts the aircrew to the proximity of potential hazards on the ground.
Configured for the firefighting and rescue role, the FIREHAWK can carry out fire suppression with a retractable snorkel feeding a 1000 gallon (3,785 l) Kawak belly tank at a rate of 1000 gallons per minute. NVG lighting in the cockpit allows the crew to perform fire suppression at night. The aircraft’s twin General Electric T700-701D turboshaft engines generate 3,880 shp powering the aircraft to a top speed of 224 mph (360 kph), a service ceiling of 20,000 ft (6,100 m), and a maximum range of 289 miles (465 km).
San Diego Fire-Rescue's Air Operations helicopters respond to more than 400 emergencies and log between 400 and 500 hours of flight per year.