Aviation Photo #0594856 Martin JRM-3 Mars - TimberWest (Flying Tankers)

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The only thing flying on this rainy day was a bird crossing in front of the bow of the Hawaii Mars with C-FLYK in the background.
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    John Olafson
    TimberWest (Flying Tankers)
    Martin JRM-3 Mars
    Martin JRM Mars (170)
    Martin JRM Mars (170)
    Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport
    British Columbia
    May 25, 2004
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10 years ago
These aircraft are unique in being the only two left in service. Their large capacity (more than twice that of a C-130) make them extremely useful in firefighting service. Not only that, since they are seabase planes, they can operate closer to the battlezone. It would be sad to see these planes out of service.
10 years ago
From this view the 200ft span seem enormous. Not only that, the wing root looks very thick too.
10 years ago
These exceptional aircraft need more powerful and efficient engines. For example, try using Allison T56A-15 turboprops (use on C-130) instead of current vintage radial pistons which lack reliability and spare parts compared to newer ones.

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