B.C.'s iconic Martin Mars water bomber to become 'centrepiece' of new museum exhibit

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When wildfires burn in B.C., there’s always the question: where is the Martin Mars water bomber? 

It’s an iconic piece of machinery, brought into service in the late 1950s to fight wildfires.

It was last used in 2015 to help fight fires in B.C., California, Mexico and Alberta.  

Now, the province says it will soon become the centrepiece of a new wildfire exhibit at the British Columbia Aviation Museum in North Saanich, B.C.

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The Martin Mars will be flown from the Coulson Aviation Tanker Base in Port Alberni to Victoria International Airport by the end of the year. Because it can only land and

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