evergreen super tanker

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  1. sunny91

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    for a big job.

    bye.

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    bloody hell, how much water can that thing take??
     
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    I have actually done some reading about the 747 tanker. In theory, it's a good idea. BUT, tankers like that are mostly used where firetrucks have trouble getting, like steep canyons. The problem with the 747 is that the airplane is so big, there's no way it can get down low enough to make a difference. The retardant gets too dispersed to actually do alot of good.

    It carries 24,000 gallons of water or retardant.
     
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    can it take on more water from lakes and such?? because if it can't that's also a huge dissadvantage................
     
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    No, it's loaded from the ground. You need a helo or one of the Canadian "Super Scoopers" to be able to grab water without landing.
     
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    I seem to remember hearing a tale about the remains of a swimmer being found in the middle of forest fire that had been doused by a super scooper
     
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    Yes, it's an urban legend.
     
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    Yeah I've heard that one to. Wasn't he stuck in a tree or something?
     
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    Whoops we posted at the same time. I thought it might have been an urban ledgend.
     
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