jrosa
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Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:09 pm

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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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:20 pm

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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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:20 pm

Thats a fire-fighting aircraft. Pretty impressive.
 
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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:23 pm

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.
 
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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:29 pm

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.
 
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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:39 pm

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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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:07 am

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

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

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jrosa
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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:07 am

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?
 
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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:22 am

..any yet another duty for retired DC10s to perform. Love it!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Information On 10 Tanker Air Carrier

Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:38 am

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