Photos of five air tankers at McClellan, August 5, 2017

Above: Tanker 105 at McClellan Air Field, August 5, 2017. It is a good view of the external tank, or pod, that was fabricated and installed below the retardant tank doors, which lowered the release point by 46 inches. The intent was to keep the flow of the retardant away from the engines. Photo by John Vogel.

(Originally published at 6:04 p.m. MDT August 5, 2017)

John Vogel shot these excellent photos on August 5 of air tankers at McClellan Air Field near Sacramento.

Thanks John!

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Tanker 911 at McClellan Air Field, August 5, 2017. Photo by John Vogel.
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Tanker 62 at McClellan Air Field, August 5, 2017. Photo by John Vogel.
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Tanker 133, Coulson’s most recent air tanker conversion, at McClellan Air Field, August 5, 2017. Photo by John Vogel.
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Tanker 944 at McClellan Air Field, August 5, 2017. On August 4 the company moved the aircraft out of Colorado Springs to avoid a hailstorm. They hope to get it carded by CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service. Photo by John Vogel.

Oregon air tankers

Above: Tanker 62 in Madras, OR.

Todd McKinley shot these photos June 29 at various locations in Oregon. Thanks Todd!

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Tanker 804 in Prineville, OR.
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Tanker 66 in Madras, OR. Notice anything unusual about this aircraft?
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Helicopter 703 in Madras, OR.
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Tanker 05 in Redmond, OR.

 

Air tanker activity at Medford

Above: Tanker 162 at Medford, Oregon. Photo by Kristin Biechler.

Kristin Biechler sent us these photos of air tankers at Medford, Oregon. She said Tankers 62, 162, and 163 have busy there for the last few days.

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T-62 at Medford, OR. Photo by Kristin Biechler.
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T-163 at Medford, OR. Photo by Kristin Biechler.