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Old 07-15-2021, 08:03 AM
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Default Water Bombing Fires

Pictures of water bombing operations in recent years for fighting fires with current water bombers poses a question -

Are there now more retired jetliners being used because upkeep and maintenance of what used to be used - WWII through Vietnam-era aircraft - is becoming more difficult?

Thanks for any help here -

Edit: Title of thread to identify particular operation is probably a misnomer; Re-thought and realize a chemical rather than water is used in many cases.

Last edited by H5606; 07-16-2021 at 03:16 AM. Reason: Chemicals are probably used instead of water -