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Type I Tankers     3000+ retardant


Tanker

Max Gallons

Cruise Speeed (kts)

# Doors

 

 

 

 

Martin Mars

7200

165

26

KC-97

4500

210

16

C-130

3000

250

8 or
Constant Flow

C-130
MAFFS

3000

250

1 or
Incremental

P3

3000

275

8 or
Constant Flow

DC-7

3000

235

6-8



 

 

Type II Tankers     1800-2999 gallons retardant


Tanker

Max Gallons

Cruise Speeed (kts)

# Doors

DC-6

2450

215

6-8

P2V

2700

187

6

SP2H

2000

195

Constant Flow

PB4Y2

2000

184

8

DC-4/C54

2000

178

8

DC-4 Super

2200

200

8

 
Note: Retired Type II air tankers

 

 

Type III Tankers     600-1799 gallons retardant


Tanker

Max Gallons

Cruise Speeed (kts)

# Doors

B-26

1200

200

2-6

Albatross

1500

152

Constant Flow

Super PBY

1400

105

2

CL215

1400

160

2

CL415

1600

179

4

PV-2

1200

180

2

AT802

800

145

Constant Flow

S2T

1200

235

Constant Flow

S2

800

180

4

A26

925

215

2

Twin Otter

600

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thrush 660

785

130

 



Note: Retired type III tankers

P-61/F-15

F7F Tigercat

AJ-1 Savage

AF-2 Guardian

 

Type IV Tankerss     100-599 gallons retardant


Tanker

Max Gallons

Cruise Speeed (kts)

# Doors

Turbine Thrush

350

140

1-2

Ag Cat

300

100

1-2

 

 

 

 

Beaver

108

100

1

Note: Retired type IV air tankers

 
Air Tanker capacities
 
B-17G
Engines 4x Wright R-1820, 990 hp each
Tank 1800-2000 gallons
Rosenbaum 4 doors x 450
Aero Union 2 doors x 1000

PBY-6A, Super PBY
Engines 2x Wright R-2600, 1700 hp each
Tank 1250 gallons
2 doors x 625

PB4Y2, Super PB4Y2
Engines 4x Wright R-2600, 1700 hp each
Tank 2000 gallons
8 doors x 250

DC-4 / C-54
Engines 4x P&W R-2000, 1350 hp each
Tank 2000 gallons
8 doors x 250

DC-6 / C-118
Engines 4x P&W R-2800, 2050 hp each
Tank 2300-3000 gallons
Aero Union 8 doors
Rosenbaum 6 doors
Gilbertson 8 doors

DC-7
Engines 4x Wright 3350, 2950 each
Tank 2800-3400 gallons
Aero Union 8 doors
Rosenbaum 6 doors

C-119
Engines 2x P&W R-4360, 3450 hp each / 1x Westinghouse J34, 3400 lbs thrust
Tank 2000 gallons
8 doors

S-2
Engines 2x Wright R-1820, 1475 hp each
Tank 800 gallons
4 doors

P-2
Engines 2x Wright R-3350, 2900 hp each / 2x Westinghouse J-34, 3400 lbs thrust each
Tank 2450 gallons
8 doors

C-130 MAFFS
Engines 4x Allison T-56, 3800 hp each
Tank 3000 gallons
2 nozzles
 
Stearman / N3N
Tank 100-200 gallons

TBM
Tank 400-600 gallons (2 or 3 tanks)

PBY
Tank 1000-1200 gallons (1 or 2 tanks)

Ford Trimotor
Tank 300 gallons (3 tanks)

PV-2
Tank 1000 gallons

B-26
Tank 1000 gallons

Twin Beech AT-11
Tank 300 gallons (2 tanks)

PB4Y
Tank 2000 gallons (5 tanks)

AF-2
Tank 1000 gallons

AJ-1
Tank 2000 gallons (4 tanks)
Dehavilland DHC2 Beaver Seaplane
Tank 100 gallons

De Havilland DHC3 Otter Seaplane
Tank 225-250 gallons

PBY-5A
Tank 1000 gallons

Martin Mars
Tank 7500 gallons
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helicopters
 
Helicopter / load (lbs)* / pass seats

Light

Hiller 12-E-4  /  410  /  3
Hiller SL-4  /  500  /  2
SA-318-C Alouette II  /  550  /  4
Hiller SL-3  /  560  /  2
Bell 47G-3B-1  /  580  /  2
Bell 47G-3B-2  /  580  /  2
Fairchild - Hiller -1100  /  770  /  4
Hughes 500C  /  830  /  4
Bell 206-B3  /  900  /  4
SA-315-B LAMA  /  1000  /  4
Hughes 500D  /  1060  /  4
SA-316B Alouette III  /  1075  /  6
Bell 206-L1  /  1125  /  6
AS-350D AStar  /  1165  /  5
MBB BO-105-C  /  1600  /  4

Medium

Bell 205-A1  /  1600  /  14
Sikorsky S-55-T  /  1750  /  10
Bell 204B  /  2235  /  10
Bell 212  /  2640  /  14

Heavy

Sikorsky S-61-N  /  1950  /  26
Sikorsky S-58C  /  1870  /  15
Sikorsky S-58T  /  4690  /  15
Boeing Vertol 107-II  /  3700  /  26
Bell 214B  /  4200  /  15
Sikorsky S-64  /  9600  /  0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Air tanker bases

Air tanker bases in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. British Columbia.

 Abbotsford (Home of Conair)

Kamloops( Provincial Headquarters)

Castlega

Williams Lake

Prince George

Smithers

Fort St John

Secondary Bases

Penticton

Cranbrook

Burns Lake

Dease Lake

Ft Saint John

Campbell River

 

 

 

Aircraft types assigned to the following base.

Abbotsford (1 DC-6 2 AT802's).

Kamloops (2 Convair 580's 3 S-2 Firecats)

Williams Lake (2 Convair 580's 3 S-2 Firecats)

 Prince George (1 L-188)

Castlegar (1 L-188)

Penticton (1 L-188)

Note: Conair aircraft are also assigned to White Horse Northwest Territory's with 1 DC-6 and 3 S-2 Firecats.

Sproat Lake on Victoria Island is home to the Martin Mars Waterbombers( Hawaii and Philippine Mars) Sproat Lake is located just outside of Port Aberni.

Alberta has at least 11 Tanker Bases in the province. Most of these are only operational when fires are burning in the area.

 

 

 

Tanker bases were aircraft are usually stationed

Rainbow Lake

Grand Prairie

Rocky Mountain House

Pincher Creek

Springbank

Peace River

Lac La Biche

Ft McMurra

 

 

 

Tankers operating in Alberta

CL-215's Convair 580's and L-188's AT-802F's and 802F amphibious.

 

 

Saskatch ewan Airtanker Bases

Regina

Saskatoon

Hudson Bay

Prince Albert

Meadow Lake

La Ronge (winter home for all Provincial aircraft)

Creighton

Buffalo Narrow

Stony Rapids

 

 

 

Convair 580's and S-2's can be found at the following Bases Regina

Saskatoon

Meadow Lake

Prince Albert

Hudson Bay

La Ronge

Buffalo Narrows

CL-215 Bases

Hudson Bay

Prince Albert

Meadow Lake

La Ronge

Creighton

Buffalo Narrow


 

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