1. JFDee

    JFDee Senior Member

    It looks like the ex-Evergreen plane finally has its great moment.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/747-supertanker-fights-california-wildfires/



    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Fox_xomGgFg
     
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  2. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard Senior Member

    One interesting aside. That is, or so I have been lead to believe, the largest flying tanker in the world. Yet it appears to dump its entire load in around 10 seconds. Put the whole jets laying a horizon to horizon 'chemtrail' into context.
     
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  3. M Bornong

    M Bornong Senior Member

    http://globalsupertanker.com/b747-400-supertanker/
     
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  4. M Bornong

    M Bornong Senior Member

    I caught the Global Super Tanker (GST944) on Flightradar24 during one of it's first deployments in California, This was the Ponderosa Fire. August 31, 2017.

    PonderosaFire.
     
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  5. cloudspotter

    cloudspotter Senior Member

    Screenshot from the video tanker.JPG

    http://globalsupertanker.com/b747-400-supertanker/


    (ETA make sure you watch the video to the end :D )
     
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  6. JFDee

    JFDee Senior Member

    It's indeed worth it. However, the umbrella did look somewhat battered ...
     
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  7. David Fraser

    David Fraser Senior Member

    Slightly off topic but I was interested to find that Evergreen were not the only ones to adapt a big jet. There are a couple of DC 10s flying about, Although their payload is carried in a pod under the belly.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC-10_Air_Tanker
     
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