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2009 RAILBELT COMPLEX # 1 - 747 SUPERTANKER DROPS
The Railbelt Complex consisted of several wildfires that burned more than 636,000 acres of Alaska's Interior from June into November. In July, Evergreen Aviation showcased it's B747 Supertanker at the Railbelt Complex - the tanker's first operational drops in the United States. The ship dropped 20,000 gallons of retardant and water on the fire's north flank.

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