August 01, 2006
Big Bomber

Aviation Week this week is featuring this story on attempts to convert a 747 freighter into the world's largest fire bomber. Able to drop 20,500 gallons of water or fire retardent in 10 seconds, it's capacity is equal to 8 "normal-sized" air tankers. While the concept seems to work, there are still a very large number of regulatory hoops to jump through before the aircraft can see service.

The small cover picture featured with the article doesn't do this thing justice... it's huge.

Posted by scott at August 01, 2006 12:30 PM

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