Five airliners that became firefighting aircraft

After decades of carrying passengers, these jets have forged a new life fighting fires around the world

  1. 747 Supertanker

Starting with the world’s largest aerial firefighting aircraft, the 747 Supertanker is one of several examples derived from various Boeing 747 models. With the ability to carry up to 74,000 litres of fire retardant or water, it tops the rankings.

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