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The Evergreen Int 747 With S47 Written On It' Tail

Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:54 am

Last night I saw an Evergreen International 747 with S47 written on it's tail. Is there a reason why this particular 747 has S47 written on it's tail, instead of the Evergreen logo ?
 
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RE: The Evergreen Int 747 With S47 Written On It' Tail

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:01 am

Well the Evergreen Super Tanker has "947" written on is, could you be mistaking the 9 for an S?


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RE: The Evergreen Int 747 With S47 Written On It' Tail

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:17 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
Well the Evergreen Super Tanker has "947" written on is, could you be mistaking the 9 for an S?

Well it was night time so I could have mistake the 9 for a S, but why is a tanker doing regular military cargo service.
 
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RE: The Evergreen Int 747 With S47 Written On It' Tail

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:19 am

I think I read somewhere that this aircraft is mostly used as a freighter, I don´t know if it has ever served as fire tanker apart from demo-flights last year.
 
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RE: The Evergreen Int 747 With S47 Written On It' Tail

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:31 am

The B747 and Dc10 Supertankers are having a hard time getting commitments from the USFS and CDF for full season contracts, due mostly to the large price tags (around $7mil a year) to have the Supertankers on Contract. The DC 10 tanker saw limited "on Call" action in 2006, so the future of these machines in a fire fighting role is still up in the air.
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RE: The Evergreen Int 747 With S47 Written On It' Tail

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:35 am

Quoting NA (Reply 3):
I think I read somewhere that this aircraft is mostly used as a freighter

They are using them as freighters for the moment. As AT502B said, they do cost a lot. Now if the prices were down, it would be a different story.

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RE: The Evergreen Int 747 With S47 Written On It' Tail

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:41 am

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 2):
but why is a tanker doing regular military cargo service.

the aircraft IS a freighter in its spare time. And the dept of defense probly contracted evergreen to do some hauling.
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RE: The Evergreen Int 747 With S47 Written On It' Tail

Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:52 am

It would be nice if the FAA would let them use it to put out fires.  irked 

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