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Boeing's new idea for fighting wildfires? Artillery shells packed with fire retardant

The drawing depict Boeing’s proposed system for using artillery shells to drop fire retardants on a forest fire.

Putting a new twist on the notion of fighting fire with fire, Boeing has patented a plan for packing howitzer shells with retardant chemicals and lobbing them into the path of a forest fire.

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