Boeing 747 High Altitude Water Drop [Video]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago

Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go.
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Male 8,302
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Male 8,302
@OldOllie

I don`t know what they`re called or what type of plane they are, but Australian bushfire-fighting planes scoop water up as they fly low over a lake, air pressure sucks it in somehow. I`ve seen it in real life and its just magical the way the water seems to leap into them. So no, not all planes have to return to base to reload.

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Male 15,832
dragonshadoz "We need these for more wildfires. They`d be better than the the comparable teeny helicopters that do it..."

Actually, we need both because each has advantages over the other. Fixed-wing tankers can carry more water on average, but they can`t fly as slowly or maneuver as well, so they can`t deliver it as accurately as a chopper. Also, fixed-wing tankers must return to an airfield to refill. A fully loaded 747 needs a 10,000` runway to take off, and the nearest one of those might be hundreds of miles from the fire.

Helicopters, on the other hand, can refill by lowering a siphon hose or a bucket into a small lake near the fire. So while each load is smaller than the tanker`s, it can make several drops before it needs to refuel, and that can be done from a tanker truck parked near the fire. The down side to choppers is that they are MUCH more expensive to purchase and operate, and fewer pilots can fly them.

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Male 2
so... that`s where clouds come from! jk.
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Female 4,028
Yes, TKD, but it would be so nice if we could use those (closer to the ground). The helicopter ones used most often don`t seem like enough.
We need to find a way to have these giant water things and make them work. (If they don`t already...)
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Male 4,793
surely you `we need these for wildfires!!` people realize that the water they drop at such altitudes/speeds vaporize instantly and pretty much become a cloud...right?
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Female 4,028
Imagine THAT landing on your windshield.

We need these for more wildfires. They`d be better than the the comparable teeny helicopters that do it...

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Female 291
http://toolkit.bootsnall.com/transportat...

Planes are NOT emptied in mid flight. Poses a saftey risk.

This video shows a supertanker for forest fires. It was a plane converted to hold water. They were doing a demonstration in this video.

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Male 327
Lol, this makes me wanna watch Joe Dirt
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Male 2,855
yes, those wildfires at 10,000 feet are a bitch to put down
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Female 3,828
you guys are dumb if you think they just dump the septic tank while theyre flying.

this is obviously for wildfires.

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Male 151
Guys, PLEASE start using the thing between your ears....

Theres a link to a video that explains exactly what this plane is AT THE END OF THIS VIDEO!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0f09556e0...

It is a super tanker and has been converted by Evergreen International. Hell they even have a website about it:

http://www.evergreensupertanker.com/


Septic Tank my ass

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Male 1,081
Sweet relief.
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Male 3,310
And that was on "Live Leak"!
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Male 355
just nasty
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Female 1,190
thats so cool :D
you can see how the plane reacts to all the weight being lifted (er, dropped) from it
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Male 599
Other plane: "Jeez guys who farted?"
747: "Sorry guys... it was kind of a number 2 and a number 1... at the same time..."
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Male 17,512
Instant cloud.
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Male 985
"OH YEA THATS BETTER"
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Male 10,440
Kewl.
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Male 8,302
> cshoo711
> P.S.S...

It`s "PPS". Post-Script means "after the writing", therefore another comment is a "Post-Post-Script", not a "Post-Script-Script".

You`re doing it all wrong :-)

[quote]takes off Grammar Nazi uniform[/quote]

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Male 37
@ MildCorma

OldOllie was right. The plane IS a tanker. Check out..... http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/leadnews... . These planes are made to be used as water bombers for forest fires, and they are called the Evergreen "Supertankers".

P.S. Before trying to spout out that you are a know-it-all and someone is wrong, be sure to do some research so that what you are talking about is really correct. Just a thought.....

P.S.S. The link I posted contains a picture of the same plane that is in the video.

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Male 8,302
You should see what it looks like when it drops those brown boxes of cargo.
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Male 3,431
It`s leaving a Chem Trail, Conspiracy Theorists quickly to your bunkers! (aka mom`s basement)
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Male 833
Frrrraaaaaaaapppppp!

oh sorry excuse me.

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Male 3,057
The plane in this video is Evergreen International`s Supertanker. It`s purpose is fighting wildfires.
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Male 496
"That`s a lot more water than what`s in the septic tank. It`s a tanker. (Notice there are no windows.)"

Nope, it is a commercial 747. You can see the windows in the blue strip if you look closely. It is alot of water, but what you are seeing is a mixture of several things all happening at once. Firstly, if you spill a cup of milk, it looks like alot, but its only a cup of milk. Same thing, but with the altitude the water expands as it freezes (check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Hy1Pxyk...

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Male 15,832
That`s a lot more water than what`s in the septic tank. It`s a tanker. (Notice there are no windows.)
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Male 25,416
i wii!
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Female 519
Yeah is that piss...?

Have you ever walked down the street and had a freak 10 second downpour? Oh poo.

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Male 3,619
"OH GAAAWD THAT FEALS sooooo MUCH BETTER"
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Female 247
What exactly is it that they`re dropping? just water or the plane`s septic tank? Because I would hate to be living below that plane when it decides to take a dump.
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Male 199
its great that this is via `LiveLeak
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Male 4,807
Just could`nt hold it til ya landed, could you!

Also, it is a well known fact that urine dropped at a high altitude will always form into the shape of a javilin. Something to do with the yellow food dye in pee or something like that.

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Male 167
"I came!"
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Male 172
@Meow: You can see it makes a cloud shape and not a spear shape..
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Male 121
yes there was a pic of a lady impaled by pee. and now this vid shows the proof of who the culprit was! GET EM!
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Male 612
They made a cloud!
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Male 59
Ohhhhhhhhh Chemtrails............. j/k
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Male 38
LOL!
Hey, wasn`t there a pic last week or so showing some poor lady impaled by a spear of frozen pee dropped from a plane? 0.0
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Male 19,861
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