Aviation Photo #1829657 Boeing 747-132(SF) - Evergreen International Airlines

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Up to 20,000 gallons can be dropped through these 4 small holes in a single drop... an awe inspiring piece of engineering, no doubt!!
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    Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod)
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    December 2010
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Photo Added: December 13, 2010

Comments (5)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Can somebody please give a better explanation for this picture? When and how and for what reason are these holes needed and used? This is the first time I've seen this and have no idea what it is...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice and interesting shot! Looking forward to more of these...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Its a firefighting plane, the water is dumped out of these holes
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice to see the "business end" - a drop has to be impressive in person - 747! @ 500' @ 140kts...

For the previous commenter - this aircraft has been refitted to support wildland firefighting by dropping fire retardant, in one single large drop or several small (well, smaller) drops, as the incident commander deems necessary to extinguish a fire or slow its progress until ground-based firefighters can effectively access it.

See:
http://www.evergreenaviation.com/supertanker/index.html

(See also http://www.10tanker.com/ for a DC10 conferted for similar missions...
Anonymous
6 years ago
This is a nice photo but the remark is too funny. A couple of tanks, a pump, four holes. What's "inspiring" about this "engineering"?

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