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10 Tanker Drops Record-Setting 12 Million Gallons of Retardant During the Busy Fire Season

Firefighting aircraft are a powerful tool for battling forest fires, especially during the record-breaking 2021 fire season that saw 73 fires burn over 3.2 million acres of land across 12 states.

One of the nation’s resources is New Mexico-based aerial firefighting organization 10 Tanker Air Carrier, which operates a fleet of McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft in the US and abroad.

The company is contracted by the US Forest Service and state entities like the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, better known as CAL FIRE.

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