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See also: airtanker
- Aircraft used to deliver liquids (or powders) from the air, usually either fuel, fire-retardants, or water.
1945, Sydney E. Veale, To-morrow's Airliners, Airways and Airports, page 254:
- In this, the airliner made contact with an air tanker and "topped up" its incompletely filled tanks with fuel enough for the contemplated journey.
1989, Julian Jay Savarin, Trophy, page 157:
- Sometime later, they made a rendezvous with a Victor air tanker for a top-up of fuel and then resumed patrol while the tanker headed back.
2002, Robert W. Klinoff, Introduction to Fire Protection, page 188:
- If the only air tanker available is 300 miles away, it can still be over your fire in a fairly short period of time.
aircraft used to deliver liquids (or powders) from the air