Mars Attacks!  

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Last Wednesday (Jan 16), one of the two remaining Martin Mars flying tankers made an appearance at Canada Place for the 2008 Truck Loggers Association Convention. Based out of Port Alberni, these massive aircraft are the largest flying boats to ever enter production and can deliver over 27 metric tonnes of water in a single drop, making them the instrumental in the battle against wildfires during the hot, dry BC summers.

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1 comments: to “ Mars Attacks!

  • JCR
    January 21, 2008 at 12:50 PM  

    Fantastic, saw your shots of this on Flickr. and I'm pretty sure I saw the plane while I was viewing a webcam that looks out over Canada Place and the little ferry terminal & helipad