'Super Tanker' set to arrive Saturday; can fly at night

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December 4, 2010 19:00

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday gave orders to rent the world's largest fire-fighting aircraft, called a Super Tanker, which is owned by a private US company located in Arizona called Evergreen.

Unlike other fire-fighting aircraft sent to help fight the Carmel fire, it can operate at night. It can drop 21,000 gallons (80,000 liters) of water in a single run, which is 16 times more than the capacity of the aircraft now at the scene.

Netanyahu has ordered the immediate transfer of the money needed to rent the plane.


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