Bolivian President Evo Morales has hired the Colorado Boeing 747 Supertanker to be used in the Amazon firefight.

According to the company website the B747 Supertanker is used specifically to fight fires and is capable of dropping 19,000 gallons of retardant in one trip.

The plane operates out of Colorado Springs with a high speed of 600 mph. With it's central location and high speed it can be anywhere in the U.S. in 2.5 hours.

SOURCES: GLOBALSUPERTANKER.COM

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