Category Archives: Airport Fire

L53 CAD This is a Simon Gloster Saro Protector 6×6 …

L53 CAD This is a Simon Gloster Saro Protector 6×6 fire appliance used at Humberside International Airport. The vehicle wears an unusual day glow yellow livery rather then the traditional red. It is fitted with both blue flashing lights and an orange beacon to increase its visibility even further.
The rear view of the same vehicle showing the radiator for its massive engine.
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R761 NFW This Boughton Barracuda is one of three used …

R761 NFW This Boughton Barracuda is one of three used by Humberside International Airport. When fully laden it weighs 32 tonnes and has a top speed of over 70 mph. This is one-third of a million pound appliance features both a roof mounted and a front mounted water monitors to extinguish fires with.
The rear view of the Barracuda. Just visible are the floodlights which can be telescopically extended upwards to provide illumination at the scene of an incident.
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YK55 CCA is a Rosenbauer Panther Aircraft Rescue and Fire …

YK55 CCA is a Rosenbauer Panther Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicle which was new to Newcastle International Airport in September 2005. This vehicle features many innovative features such as remote controlled roof and bumper turrets for spraying water and an windscreen which can clear water droplets instantly without the use of windscreen wipers.
The rear view of the same vehicle. The all wheel drive truck has two diesel engines, with one used for propulsion and the other for pumping water and foam and has a top speed of 115 km/h.
It is seen here wearing its purple and white corporate livery next to the airport’s fire training rig.
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PX55 OSF This tri-axle Land Rover conversion is a fast response …

PX55 OSF This tri-axle Land Rover conversion is a fast response fire engine for airfield use. It is a demonstrator from Yorkshire-based Angloco. The most prominent feature is the roof-mounted foam / water cannon. This can begin to quell flames or cover a fuel leak with foam as the vehicle arrives on the scene.
The rear view of the Land Rover. It is fitted with blue lights (to the front only), white lights down the sides to illuminate the scene and an amber light for airfield driving. The roof-mounted ladders can be seen as well as a telescopic floodlight.
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Here we have a large, yellow 8 wheeled airfield crash …

Here we have a large, yellow 8 wheeled airfield crash tender. It has registration ’96 L 6′ and is an Emergency-One/Teledyne/Continental Motors Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting P-23 from the United States Air Force (Europe) demonstrating “Jet Throw” at Royal Air Force Fairford. It is fairly unusual to see this colour scheme used by USAF Crash Vehicles outside of the United States.
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JOR 359P This Land Rover is a hybrid of series II, series …

JOR 359P This Land Rover is a hybrid of series II, series III and military parts. It is used as an emergency response unit at Rufforth airfield, North Yorkshire.
The rear view, showing the relatively small array of fire fighting equipment carried. This vehicle is used because the Civil Aviation Authority requires there to be some form of fire cover at airfields.
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F743 MDN This Range Rover is an ex-RAF fire fighting vehicle …

F743 MDN This Range Rover is an ex-RAF fire fighting vehicle owned by Hields Aviation. It is used as ground support for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance as well as private purposes. On this frontal view, notice the large winch which means that the registration plate has had to be moved to the bonnet.
The front/side view shows that this vehicle has three axels. It can be switched between four-wheel drive and six-wheel drive. On smooth high speed roads it wallows around and is more at home off-road.
The rear view showing the locker, roof-mounted ladders and spotlight.
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KAY 39V is an open-top yellow Landrover 88 which is used …

KAY 39V is an open-top yellow Landrover 88 which is used for fire and emergency rescue cover at Breighton Airfield, North Yorkshire. Notice the upturned ‘Hello!’ on the front of the nearside wing. It is designed so that it can be read by a pilot in a upturned crashed plane as the rescue vehicle approaches!
The rear view of the Landrover showing the fire extinguishers and other equipment carried in the back. The vehicle is owned and run by The Real Aeroplane Company Ltd.
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