300 Squadron
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The Cougar is like the Chinook used for firefighting. Both helicopters are equipped with so-called ‘bambi buckets‘. These are flexible water bags hung under the helicopter. The Cougar flying bucket can be filled with 2,500 liters. They do this in the Netherlands, but sometimes beyond. In August 2005 two Cougars were deployed to fight forest fires in Portugal and in Greece in August 2007.