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Ah, chief, I think we got a little leakage in the aft hold.(odds & ends)(Evergreen International Aviation Inc.'s Evergreen Supertanker)(Brief Article)

Evergreen International Aviation, in reality, is a company with vision and a few extra 747s. Really, you've got to be a big thinker not only to conceive of turning a 747 into a fire bomber but actually to develop a working prototype. Last year's two tragic fire bomber wing failures put the US fleet in doubt, at least the older aircraft--which were the big airplanes--creating a need for tankers of a size and strength to carry the burden. And there were all of those 747s sitting around with depressed values and useful airframe life. …

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