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First tornadoes, now bushfires; You ok Con Pilot?

Old 8th May 2014, 15:58
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I agree, I really liked that when I saw it in a link the other day.
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Old 10th May 2014, 09:39
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My favourite Mars pic.
pigboat,

Great! A definite candidate for the caption competition.
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Old 10th May 2014, 10:23
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The Mars airframe must be (was) extremely rugged given the pounding water operations and scooping must impose on it and not one Mars lost to fatigue or cracking to my knowledge...


I remember reading that fully laden the Mars needed +- 3 miles to get airborne... !

Well worth a read...

http://www.martinmars.com/pdf/martin_mars_brochure.pdf

http://www.ruudleeuw.com/pdf/martin_mars-by-septer.pdf

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Old 10th May 2014, 10:58
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Two other big beasts of the water bombing world...

The Evergreen 747...


and the Russian IL76...



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