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    As Res343cue said, I'm a big guy, I can handle the jokes. Drinking hot sauce sounds fun, as a matter of fact I've done it before. I only have one question which has been bugging me since the first time someone say droptank.

    What the heck is a droptank???


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    It's basically like a large portable above ground swimming pool. It is used a water source in areas that don't have many hydrants. Basically, a tanker will empty all of it's water into a drop tank, and the engine will use the water out of the drop tank (like it is a hydrant..). Kinda self-explantory.. but the tanker will go to the nearest water point, be it a hydrant down the road, a pond, etc. and refill with water and come back and refill the drop tank. That's "tanker shuttle" in a very very brief nutshell!
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    Originally posted by FTMPTB15
    That's "tanker shuttle" in a very very brief nutshell!

    now its technically a "Tender Shuttle" since tanker is now supposed to refer to an airplane that drops water/fire supressing agent.

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    What the heck is a droptank???
    Must be a city boy!

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    Originally posted by Maverick9110E



    now its technically a "Tender Shuttle" since tanker is now supposed to refer to an airplane that drops water/fire supressing agent.
    Unless I missed some memo around here.. (highly likely!), we're still calling them tankers...

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    Originally posted by EFD840


    Must be a city boy!
    Heh, a small city but we are moving up. They are building our first target here.

    Heh, what an accomplishment!!!



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