Tanker 10 is the gate guard at Missoula International Airport

P2V air tanker 10 gate guard missoula airport

While in Missoula this week I got a couple of photos of Tanker 10, the retired P2V that is now the “gate guard” at the airport.

When it was placed in that position in June of 2017, Kevin Condit, Neptune’s Marketing Manager said, “Neptune and the Missoula aviation community have a very long history, and with the Smokejumpers and the Forest Service in Missoula, they asked Neptune Aviation if Tanker 10 could be the gate guard.”

All of the P2V air tankers with their two 18-cylinder radial engines and two small jet engines are now retired, and most will find homes in museums.

P2V air tanker 10 gate guard missoula airport

One thought on “Tanker 10 is the gate guard at Missoula International Airport”

  1. Great retirement place for this old Warbird ! It is where it should be in Missoula ; hub of Western fire fighting training and technology . A good tribute to this workhorse .Thank you Neptune !

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