Built in 1957 this Classic DC 7 was converted into a Fire Water Bomber and painted into basic Delta Airlines colours minus the titles. It was not Airworthy at the time we visited but there were plans to get it airborne again in the near future.
Starting up for another mission, this magnificent fire bomber was completing her nineteenth year of service with T & G at the photo date. She began her career in 1957 with Delta airlines and received that company's classic livery again after the summer of '99. Ten years later I saw her like that down south with International Air Response at Coolidge, AZ, where she still resides.