World War II Relic Plane Still Fighting Fires


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Amazing what treasures some random Googling can turn up.

In the early 1940s Martin Aircraft built seven copies of its four-engine Mars flying boat. The 37-ton planes were retired from Navy service in 1956. In the early ’60s several were converted for use as waterbombers, and today one — Hawaii Mars — is still in use by Coulson Flying Tankers, Inc. in Canada. In August some jerks vandalized the priceless plane and nearly caused it to crash.


One Response to “World War II Relic Plane Still Fighting Fires”

  1. TrollFeeder says:

    Isn’t that why they have PRE-flight inspections?

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