As the terrible scope of what could become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire outbreak in California history began to become clear, the state’s firefighters on Oct. 9 called in the new king of air tankers, a recently converted Boeing 747 fitted with a sophisticated system for delivering a variety of firefighting fluids in bulk. The massive machine commanded instant attention, its crew flying with a new concept in aerial firefighting to prove.

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