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Captain Ned

Hope they are cheap, as water bombers either crash early or stress out their airframes early. Water ain't exactly light. At least a 737 isn't doing in-flight refilling (I hope).


The story said they were getting the six planes for the cost of one c-130. They didn't say if that was a brand-new plane cost or used, but either way sounds like a deal.

Jaedo Drax

8 pounds per gallon, so 32,000 lbs of water.

Leaves another 30k# worth for the fuel and the water handling equipment.

So just under 5 of these will be equivalent to one of the Evergreen Supertankers.

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