Photos of MAFFS and 747 Supertanker at McClellan July 28, 2020

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The 747 Supertanker is seen July 28, 2020 at Sacramento McClellan Airport with a MAFFS C-130 from California’s 146th Airlift Wing. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda H. Johnson.

Two C-130 aircraft from the California National Guard were activated July 22 to serve as air tankers using the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS).  They have been available for wildfire support at Sacramento McClellan Airport.

The 747 Supertanker has been flying firefighting missions out of McClellan almost every day for the last week.

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Looking at the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System in the interior of a C-130 operated by California National Guard 146th Airlift Wing. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda H. Johnson, July 28, 2020.
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Retardant residue on a MAFFS C-130 from California’s 146th Airlift Wing. Up to 3,000 gallons of retardant can be sprayed under pressure through the pintle nozzle on the left which exits the aircraft through a modified troop door. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda H. Johnson, July 28, 2020.

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One thought on “Photos of MAFFS and 747 Supertanker at McClellan July 28, 2020”

  1. At last . . . at last . . . free again . . . free again . . . ! Finally get to see the 747 in action after the 2006 Day Fire STC WIP (delay caused much consequence to Lockwood Valley). Thanks Bob McAndrew and Evergreen’s struggles to get in the air . . . !

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