A fourth DC-10 air tanker nearing completion

The conversion of the fourth DC-10 into a Very Large Air Tanker is nearing completion. Rick Hatton, the President and CEO of 10 Tanker Air Carrier, said he expects Tanker 914 to be finished with the modification process in June, including the incorporation of their Next Gen tank controller.

Tanker 914 will join the other three DC-10’s that can each hold up to 11,600 gallons of fire retardant.

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Tanker 914 undergoing conversion. 10 Tanker photo.

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  1. So glad to see these planes in the air during our fire season in California. They can deliver spot on fire retardant over a very large area. Great asset for our Cal Fire Department. Thanks to all who fight these fires.

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