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this says 145 but how many of them were the "bigger ones" like the c130 that just went down ?
The nation's aerial firefighting centre called four years ago for a "national large air-tanker" fleet to confront a growing bushfire threat but was turned down in a federal government ruling that the task was one for the states. The National Aerial Firefighting Centre, which oversees a fleet of 145 aircraft, warned of hotter and more extended bushfire seasons in a call on governments in May 2016 to establish the major new capability.
While trying to extinguish a wild fire, a C-130 tanker loses its wings mid-air and crashes. (2006)