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Boeing 747-100 (N479EV)


N479EV Evergreen Supertanker going through US Forestry Department Tests. The aircraft is expected to hit fire lines in May of 2009.


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alex kropf
That's a super tanker alright.
Brandon Garber
Hugh Somsen
I remember being on a fire line and a tanker dropping its load on me. This would be like 10 tons of snot hitting a firefighter.
Helio Bastos Salmon
Fantastic Shot!
Jesse Carroll
Evergreen went broke! Where is this aircraft now?
John Gerty
From fire aviation.com:

The 747 SuperTanker is being given new life. A newly-formed company named Global SuperTanker Services has purchased the retardant system, related Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), and patents from the ashes of the bankrupt Evergreen company, the developer of the 19,600-gallon air tanker. They will be removing the system from the 747-100 and installing it in a newer 747-400BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter) (N492EV) that has more powerful engines.
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