Two MD-87 firefighting air tankers will deploy to Australia

Tanker 102 is at RAAF Edinburg and Tanker 103 is at RAAF Pearce!

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Great!
Thanks for the info!

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Welcome! Tanker 102 has already been working fires they’re flying as Bomber 102

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A Very cool video from 9 News Perth of Tanker 102!

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Any idea how they got here? Via Honolulu or another Pacific island?

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Oregon, Alaska, Russia, Japan, Guam, and Papua New Guinea!

Specific route, Portland - Ketchikan - Coldbay - Adak - Tokyo - Guam - Port Moresby - Darwin - RAAF Pearce

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Wow that’s quite a journey around the Pacific. Was this routing at the upper limits of its range?

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Here’s the map the longest trip would of been from Adak to Japan which it had enough fuel to make it

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