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Old 05-21-2014, 06:00 AM   #1
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Default Super tanker water bomber OMG!

I worked on DC-10's a few years, and they are big. This would be awesome, except for the end...

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The red is from a biodegradeable fire retardant chemical added to the water... it rinses right off the car.

Odd fact: AFFF foam chemical used by the navy is considered useful as an emergency food source.
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That made me think of a joke that is not appropriate for WF....

Brain Must Not go there....

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The red is from a biodegradeable fire retardant chemical added to the water... it rinses right off the car.

Odd fact: AFFF foam chemical used by the navy is considered useful as an emergency food source.
For real? So if I run out of food I can chug-a-lug some AFFF, what us Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting folks call "triple F". Cool - have at least 200 gallons in the fire barn, and another 200 on board my E-1 Titan crash truck.
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I see that plane here by my house all the time. During fire season, for AZ it stages out of Williams Gateway airport about 5 miles away.

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I didn't think the retardant was toxic, (it is California after all...) just I've seen some videos of much smaller water drops that smashed small structures. Guess they just caught the start of this drop or it was one of those that was a slower, spread out one. Now that I think of it, it was really hot. It might have been a bit refreshing!

Now I'd like to see a video of that super tanker skimming a lake for a water pickup!
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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Now I'd like to see a video of that super tanker skimming a lake for a water pickup!
Like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDIwOggoWqo

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Wow! Awesome video, but still not as fun as imagining a DC-10 doing that!
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