Military Fire Apparatus

MilFireGuy

Lieutenant
Base Hospital Camp Sherman, Ohio - 1918
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209420867350860&set=gm.1541943499184261&type=3&theater
 

Bklyn Phil

Captain
Sterling 1945 8x8 evolution
During WWII, the army had an M26 ACF ‘Dragon Wagon’ tank transporter. Another vehicle, called the T26, was being developed using an American-LaFrance 300E 754 cu in V-12 engine. The war ended before being put into service. The concept persisted and evolved into today’s Oshkosh HMTT FFV. Here’s more on the history and pictures -
http://www.milweb.net/features/t26.php

other 8x8 FFV
http://tinyurl.com/vctynxx

Searches related to Book 'Sterling T26 Discovered'
sterling t26 8x8
sterling t26 truck
lockheed dragon wagon
m26 dragon wagon

Phil, Bklyn
 

Bklyn Phil

Captain
A real find! Lots of ALF, Oshkosh, Walter, classics and modern mfg ARFF pix.

https://www.pinterest.com/jamest3032/arff-military-fire-trucks/

Phil, Bklyn
 

Bklyn Phil

Captain
Found on flickr

ARFF from the Pima Air & Space Museum out in Tucson Ariz.

1. WWII GMC CCKW
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk48/8208516877/in/photostream/

2. Small Chevy utility type truck w monitor
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk48/8208516803/in/photostream/

3. Ex-Tucson Airport Fire Dept. Walters CB3000 Crash Rescue Truck
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk48/8208516803/in/photostream/

4. Ex-Tucson Airport Fire Dept. International Fire Truck
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk48/8208516803/in/photostream/
 

MilFireGuy

Lieutenant
The vehicle pictured at the Pima Air and Space Museum has appeared several times in the group. The rig is a postwar Class 530 on a WWII era GM CCKW, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 chassis with body work perhaps by Central Fire Truck. It carries it's original CCKW registration number 0138369 and was equipped with a 500 GPM pump, 400 gals of water with 40 gals of foam when first converted by the Army after the war. The Pima photos show the truck after it was modified with a larger water tank, turret gun, extra foam tank, dry chemical system and the booster reels have been turned. I always wanted to find more information on the truck and found the following. The Class 530 appeared in the 1963 motion picture "Captain Newman MD" staring Gregory Peck, Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson and portions of the movie were filmed at Fort Huachuca and the Davis Monthan AFB, both in Arizona. The then red Class 530 is pictured in front of Fire Station 3 with a FWD pumper in the bay. Now the Army fielded a number of FWD pumpers and brush trucks in the 1950s so I am thinking the modifications were done at and the rig served at Fort Huachuca. Just my take on this Class 530.
 

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MilFireGuy

Lieutenant
U.S. Quartermaster Corps, Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., Fire Station No. 1 May 1920. One of two Ahrens-Fox K-4 triple combination pumpers delivered to the camp, #693 delivered 14 January 1919 and #758 delivered 10 October 1918.
 

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MilFireGuy

Lieutenant
Publicity photo from the 1949 movie “Twelve O’Clock High”. The location is Elgin Air Force Base, Auxiliary Field No. 3 also known as Duke Field, where a mock installation with 15 buildings including a World War II control tower was constructed to simulate RAF Archbury. The fire trucks, left, a Chevrolet 4x2 Class 135 crash truck, Chevrolet 4x4-Darley Fire Apparatus Class 300 brush truck, and a Chevrolet 4x2-Mack Truck Class 125 crash truck.
 

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Bklyn Phil

Captain
Thanks for the info on the CCKW. I've come across a few of them but none had the explanation you provided.

Here are two corrections on the links for the last two Pima Museum trucks and a link to 300+ pix of military type vehicles from Flickr

3. Ex-Tucson Airport Fire Dept. Walters CB3000 Crash Rescue Truck
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk48/8209606322/in/photostream/
4. Ex-Tucson Airport Fire Dept. International Fire Truck
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk48/8208516599/in/photostream/

new --300+ pix on
http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1208068@N21/pool/interesting/

FWIW The auto tranny replacement for the CCKW - M-211 cargo truck history
http://www.militarytrader.com/military-vehicles-news/m211_the_cadillac_deuce
The are few of these. Most mil surp are manual transmission.

Phil Bklyn
 

MilFireGuy

Lieutenant
Fort Bliss, Tex. Fire Station 1 built in 1919. Rigs, 1918 American LaFrance Type 75, behind the LaFrance is the former Camp Travis 1918 Ahrens-Fox 750 GPM #694 and a circa 1938 USA Holabird Class 750. Postcard image.
 

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Bklyn Phil

Captain
1958 White-Cardox O-6 CO2 crash truck restored and donated to USAF FF museum in TX

Found on the Air Force Photos website
http://www.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000591753/

Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. -- This 1958 O-6 White-Cardox fire crash truck was completely restored by 49th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services department people here recently. They presented it to the military firefighter's heritage museum at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas,
https://tinyurl.com/ybyyswpy
during a dedication ceremony May 18, (yr not shown) (Courtesy photo)

Here's another one in not-such-good-shape
http://ezpickens.com/josh/airforcefiretruck/

Specs from https://www.steelsoldiers.com/archive/index.php/t-29654.html
"From the 'Observers Military Vehicles Directory from 1945 by Vanderveen page 365
Truck, Crash, Fire and Rescue Type O-6 (Cardox)
Continental R6602-99, 6 cyl, 240 bhp, 5F1R x2 300" X 98" X 127" NSW 19,545
Spicer Transmission
Timken-Detroit Transfer And Axles (same as 2-1/2 Ton 6x6)
Employed for emergency rescue work using carbon dioxide as fire extinguishing agent
Tyres 1200-20
1955"

See p 30 in this thread for a 1955 example
http://yngfire.com/index.php/topic,2523.msg53276.html#msg53276
Phil, Bklyn
 

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bulldogboy

Lieutenant
Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire had an "O-6" when I joined the New Hampshire Air National Guard fire department in 1970. The other
crash trucks were two FWD "P-2"s, and an American- Lafrance "O-11B". The two structural pumpers were a Ward-Lafrance "750A" and a Ward-LaFrance
"530B" military chassis pumper. The NHANG had a "750A" that was also used by the regular crew as a spare engine.

bulldogboy
 

MilFireGuy

Lieutenant
U.S. Air Force Class 750A as seen in this August 1953 Ward LaFrance advertisement from the Fire Engineering Magazine. Some 662 units were produced for the Air Force from 1951 thru 1956 at a cost of $27,792 each.
http://www.firetrucks-atwar.com/images/0024.jpg
 

Bklyn Phil

Captain
New Entry (?) - Skeeter Brush Trucks, Here's the unit delivered to the USAF
https://www.skeeterbrushtrucks.com/2018/02/19/usaf-wildland-center-tx-job-no-14387-2/

Other departments, other arrangements including a Ford 6x6.
https://www.skeeterbrushtrucks.com/6x6-firewalker/

Click About us,
https://www.skeeterbrushtrucks.com/about-us/

Phil, Bklyn
 

MES260

Probie
bulldogboy said:
MilFireGuy said:
From the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Hingham MA, 1942 Mack 750 USN 116959.
MilFireGuy said:
Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, Hingham, MA. 1942 Mack 750 USN 116960.
After service with the Navy in Hingham these two Macks were sold to fire departments in Boston and Paxton, MA. Boston's was assigned to
Engine 54 at the Long Island Fire Brigade while Paxton's was designated Engine 3. After service in Paxton the Mack was eventually obtained
by the Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society where it underwent a full restoration. I'm not sure which engine went to which department.

bulldogboy
I was on the Boston Fire history website and they had some more information on the 1942 Mack.
From 67-68 it was assigned to Engine 33 as the pumper, (was still a two piece engine company at the time). From 68-71 it was assigned to Engine 49, 71-74 as a spare, 74-76 as Engine 54, 76-84 as a spare, and disposed of in 1984.
 

Bklyn Phil

Captain
M-37 doing duty as USAF fire truck. A nice series of pix and complete descriptions.

https://vintagefiretruck.com/2017/09/page/13/
Foto from the site

in the earlier part of the website -
a 1948 IH- LaFrance- Thibault TDA,
1951 Ford F7-11 Chicago Fire Patrol truck
and the Bangor ladder,

A good site to visit.

Phil, Bklyn
 

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