Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Why not the 747 water bomber? Could work on that reactor?

Saw this on airliners.net. Hmmmmm?
Might work. Might not.


Would work but where would it operate from? It would need a short turnaround and a semi close airfield, say Misawa AB/

This one on the other hand?
Bombardier CL-415. Fills up on the fly. Quicker cycle times.


A squadron of these would be more efficient than the 747. For the reasons above the picture.

4 comments:

Jayhawk said...

They're not putting out a fire. They're trying to cool down a pressure cooker. Constant application of coolant is required.

Buck said...

I'm thinkin' water bombers won't work, a la Jayhawk's comment. The water disperses far too much to be of any good in the current situation.

ORPO1 said...

Agreed on both points.
However it is about the only thing going as there is no such thing as a water cannon with a twelve mile range.

ORPO1 said...

Jayhawk, got you on the friends and co conspirators list! And also on the blogroll at my other place, Among the Joshua Trees.

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