Eurocopter Squirrel Helicopter
The Squirrel's versatility is such that it is used world-wide in private, rescue, aeromedical and military roles. Queensland Rescue's Squirrels play a significant role in resupplying flood-isolated communities and fire bombing with an underslung "bambi" bucket. The Squirrel also acts as an auxiliary rescue helicopter while the Bell 412s are offline for maintenance.
- Cruise speed of 220 kph powered by a single jet engine
- Range 185 km One stretcher position or three passengers
- One neonatal humidicrib
- Carries slung loads of up to 750kg
- 450 litre firebombing and chemical spraying capabilities
- One person rescue hoist