The DC-10 Air Tanker

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The DC-10 Air Tanker 4.5
The DC-10 Air Tanker is an American wide-body jet air tanker, which has been in service as an aerial firefighting unit since 2006. The aircraft, operated by the joint technical venture 10 Tanker Air Carrier, is a converted McDonnell Douglas DC-10 airliner, and is primarily used to fight wildfires, typically in rural areas. The turbofan-powered aircraft carries up to 12,000 US gallons (45,000 liters) of water or fire retardant in an exterior belly-mounted tank, the contents of which can be released in eight seconds. Two air tankers are currently in operation, with the call-signs Tanker 910 and Tanker 911.

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In Australia at moment, things a beast

Author — Damian Sorgente

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The speed of the door closing up again at 1:11 was very impressive.

Author — SouthPark

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At least if the cargo door suddenly opens and the plane crashes, the plane can extinguish itself!

Author — Angelo Govico

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Imagine the Antonov AN - 225 doing this...

Author — Maggot2607

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The thumbnail looked like the aeroplane was on its period

Author — Eesha Dar

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So you had all that room inside and you build the tank outside?

Author — SpitfireJJ

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I was able to see the tanker fly at low altitude over my house during the Texas fires of 2011. Really neat

Author — Jerod Hodges

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The first time I saw a dc-10 was when it was dropping it’s red stuff I don’t know what it’s called I was freaking out because I’ve never seen a dc-10 before

Author — Ben Lockhart

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(Plane salesmen: (slaps roof of airplane) this plane can save so meny lives

Author — floof da poof92 aka a floofy gorl

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"The air tanker itself doesn't put out fires." Come watch the Ontario CL 215/415s doing their job. What they do is put out fires.

Author — m1t2a1

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Imagine this plane being a “LARGE DAM”

Author — __

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Congratulations for your highest technology towards fire attach.

Author — Kapona Salum

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Is California using this today? These fires are getting out of control.

Author — Jared Dinwiddie

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now we have this and the 747 fighting the fire at my home. very glad to have them but so far they have had little effect

Author — Alex Ackerman

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lmfao i live in Victorville! these are currently being used to fight the blue cut fire. Glad these big guys exist!

Author — xxthehuskycaboosexx

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One of the best! Looking jets of all time!

Author — MAR SLOTS

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OMG 😲 my birthday 🎉 is on April 2 I swear

Author — Toxic Azera

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This plan has saved my city hundreds of times. Thank you from Santa Barbara CA

Author — Erik

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nice rip of the cover image from my instagram account!

Author — Ben Tidswell

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Great for Crowd Control Too With Pepper Spray!!! WTF!!

Author — ron dill