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User currently offlineJrosa From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 367 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

I do not believe it is an aerial refueling aircraft, so could someone tell me what is this DC-10?
What is that huge pod attached to the aircraft's belly?
What does this company, 10 Tanker Air Carrier, do?


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Thank you very much,

Jose Carlos

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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Wondering the same thing.

Gas tank?
Water tank? (fire fighting...wait...not logical)
Looks like it would be difficult to land and take-off.



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Thats a fire-fighting aircraft. Pretty impressive.

User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

I was wondering the same thing.

The ground clearance of that pod looks rather slim; A little too close for comfort if you ask me.

Anyway, my guess is that it transports fuel or other substances that can be quickly off-loaded by detaching the pod.


User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

Quote:
Thats a fire-fighting aircraft. Pretty impressive.

Does it jettison water while in flight? I thought these birds were a little too fast, too big, and not maneuverable for that sort of thing.


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24870 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Here is a little blurb I found..

"10 TANKER STC (principals of Omni Air Intl./Cargo Conversions) developed waterbomber conversion for DC-10-10; external tanks under fuselage hold 12,000 gal. and can be loaded in eight minutes and dropped with computer-controlled gravity feed system in eight seconds. It plans to exhibit aircraft and perform water drops at Paris Air Show."



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2944 times:

Here's a pic of the DC-10 doing a show:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=2059

Rob!


User currently offlineJrosa From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 367 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2944 times:

Laxintl, thank you very much for the info.

It must be impressive to see a DC-10 doing low flybies to perform water drops. This surely is fire fighting in great style!

I keep wondering how is it loaded, by a water tank truck, or by any other more imaginative method?


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2906 times:

..any yet another duty for retired DC10s to perform. Love it!  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2871 times:

Here's a bigger one...




http://www.evergreenaviation.com/supertanker/


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