WNE 371L This is a Reynolds Broughton Chubb ‘Pathfinder’ airfield fire appliance seen at the Yorkshire Air Museum, at Elvington near York. Although a museum, the airfield occasionally receives some flights. The appliance is mainly there to protect the exhibits.
It was initially used by Manchester International Airport Fire service. It is built on a ‘Griffin’ 6-wheel drive high performance chassis at has a top speed of about 60 mph. This vehicle is immense. It measures 37’4″ (12.9m) long, 10′ (3.4m) wide and 13’7″ (5.0m) high.
This vehicle is design for a crew of four, but can be operated by only one person. This model dates back to 1972. The pathfinder was awarded the Design Council’s Engineering award in 1974 in respect of its then advanced design.