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747s and DC-10s fighting fires

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I saw Tanker 910, a DC-10 outfitted to fight fires, on the news today. Doing a bit of googling, I found this article with a nice picture of a 747 outfitted to fight fires. I'd never heard of any jet plane used for firefighting before now. Any otheres? (www.gizmodo.com.au) Más...

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HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
http://flightaware.com/photos/view/581195-7429a225fcb77d70072462228e463f9a551de66b/all/sort/date/page/8
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 0
Maybe it was Tanker 911 rather than Tanker 910 that was on the news. I'm not sure I can tell them apart. Both are DC-10s from Victorville, I think.
http://www.section2wildfire.com/id33.html
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
was it red and white? the dc that is
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 0
I'm pretty sure it was orange and white. Both Tanker 910 and Tanker 911 are orange and white, I think.
preacher1
preacher1 0
What's been puzzling to me, I saw the reports and even some TV articles about the Evergreen 747 a couple of years ago, and it's development, yet every subsequent TV show, History channel or whatever, shows the DC10 and says nothing about the 747. This article says it's been in service a couple of years now and they are both based at Victorville. Are the History channel shows that dated or are they just doing a better PR job on the 10?
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 0
The wikipedia article has a lot of information and further links.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evergreen_747_Supertanker
jackmcgo210
Jack Mcgorray 0
There are many diffrent kinds of aircraft that are or have been used in fighting wild fire. I have a set of picture that show both the 747 and the DC-10,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackmcgo210/sets/72157612553271499/detail/
ExCalbr
Victor Engel 0
Do you know of any besides the 747 and DC-10 that are JET aircraft?
jackmcgo210
Jack Mcgorray 0
There are some Jets built over sea You can read more here::

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_tankers#Airtankers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beriev_Be-200
cdn83
Chris Nash 0
Tanker 10 was fighting the Wallow Fire in SE AZ. Now moved onto Texas. Evergreen 747 is parked @ Marana. Seperate contracting companies.
BAW289
Stephen W. 0
I don't know about tanker 910 but tanker 911 was the one in AZ for the wallow fire.

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