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Firefighting float plane, Sproat Lake, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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One of the two Martin Mars float planes used during World War II that still fly today as massive firefighting water bombers at Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  The world’s largest water bomber, the Mars has a length of 120 feet, a wing span of 200 feet and a drop capacity of one million liters (265,000 gallons) of water during a single run.

 

 

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