An incredible video has captured a DC-10 jumbo tanker diving to help kill a wildfire in California.
The video of the DC-10 tanker was posted by Airplane Pictures and shot by Tonja.
There are four DC-10 Air Tankers
- The DC-10 is frequently dispatched at a takeoff weight 40 per cent lighter than its certified MGTOW.
- The 10 turns comfortably within the turn radius of smaller aircraft including Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT) and lead planes.
- The 10’s improved thrust to weight ratio significantly increases rate of climb, and greatly enhances safety margins in a failed engine scenario.
- The 10 enjoys a wide margin above stall at typical drop speeds and weights, even with a full retardant load.
One drop from the aircraft is equivalent to 12 drops from a Grumman S-2 Tracker.
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