The Angels At Firewall

Forest fires are essential for the ecology but when uncontained can cause a lot of damage. The four major causes lightning, volcanic eruption, sparks from rockfalls, and spontaneous combustion are further supported with human activities like accidents and arson. One of the ways to contain wildfires is starting controlled burn operations that minimize the risk of major wildfire events. The Thirst.D Helicopter is proposed to be a part of the first privatized wildfire fighting force.

Thirst.D is a purpose-built heavy response helitanker that is designed for the prevention and defense against wildfires.

Here’s the concept:

“The Thirst.D visually mimics the split of dark smoke tumbling above the raging fire below to create a unique design aesthetic. It works within Firewall, the first privatized wildfire fighting force. Focusing on Point protection and defense, Firewall works with communities at risk by educating and preparing residencies, and addressing the surrounding environment. The Thirst.D carries out controlled burn operations that minimize the risk of major wildfire events. These burns also help to maintain a balanced ecology. When wildfires do threaten these points Thirst.Ds are called in to create back burns and put down control lines with fire blocking gel.”

Designer: Sameer-Andrew Rayyan


Thirst.D Heavy Response Helitanker Helicopter by Sameer-Andrew Rayyan








  • Shazam says:

    The tank is above the cabin? Uhhh….. FAIL

  • M.S.W. says:

    This design would be even better if it was converted into a UAV instead. Which would increase payload capacity dramaticly. Not to mention negate the risk of death for fire fighters.

  • stephen russell says:

    Radical, way cool, must for So CA & CA due our wildfires & can test craft at Edwards AFB FTC.
    Radical shape.

    Like to see flying.
    Other apps:
    Exec Shuttle
    Heavy Cargo

    (minus snorkel device).

    2 bad CA State can afford such a chopper alone
    IE via IOUs

  • J G says:

    Yet another yanko design.
    How do you get your design on yanko, you ask?
    Why, simple. Don’t pay attention to physics, engineering, safety regs – that kind of thing, those real world things.
    Just draw something inspiring that “looks good” and futurish.
    Yanko will put it up for all to see and marvel.

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