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Boeing 747-200 (N470EV)


On Wednesday May 31, 2006, the Evergreen International 747-273C Supertanker N470EV flew from Boise, Idaho to the San Bernardino Airport with a load of 20,000 gallons of water that it dropped in a demonstration of its potential as a firefighter. This was the final demonstration in a tour that took the Supertanker to Sacramento California, the Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland, Scott Air Force Base Illinois, Tallahassee Florida, and Boise.


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Tony Long
160,000 lbs plus the plane plus fuel, etc. at takeoff...impressive!
Martin Ward
Wow....I bet it gains some serious height after dropping that amount of water....about 75 tonnes I believe...!!!
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