nonstopnyc
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Striker Airport Fire Truck

Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:03 pm

I found this cool video of the newest airport fire fighting gear. How much does something like this cost?? Wow..


http://www.james2010.ca/news/release/23
 
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tjwgrr
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RE: Striker Airport Fire Truck

Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:55 pm

Oshkosh makes some really awesome ARFF and snow removal vehicles:

http://www.oshkoshtruck.com/airportmunicipal/index.cfm

Quoting Nonstopnyc (Thread starter):
How much does something like this cost?? Wow..

Here's one for $44.99 + shipping:  

http://cgi.ebay.com/OSHKOSH-STRIKER-...sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Our airport (GRR) just spent $255,000 on a new Oshkosh snow removal vehicle - based on that, the Oshkosh Striker must be some serious cabbage too.

[Edited 2007-09-28 15:03:08]
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
Baron52ta
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RE: Striker Airport Fire Truck

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:15 pm

http://www.oshkoshtruck.com/airportmunicipal/home.cfm
here is something to go with the above
if you read the article about ATL it suggests a price tag of $750,000 each

[Edited 2007-09-28 15:20:27]
 
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JBo
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RE: Striker Airport Fire Truck

Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:42 am

Oshkosh trucks are pretty impresive. We have two of their P-series snowplows and an H-series snow broom at MKG, as well as an old (1993) T-series ARFF truck and a 1974 P4 ARFF unit as well.

While the broom was on the production line, my family and I got a tour of the plant at Oshkosh. It's a really cool facility.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
 
nonstopnyc
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RE: Striker Airport Fire Truck

Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:03 am

Is it true that it can pierce the skin of the aircraft and inject fire retardant?
 
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tjwgrr
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RE: Striker Airport Fire Truck

Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:23 am

Quoting Nonstopnyc (Reply 4):
Is it true that it can pierce the skin of the aircraft and inject fire retardant?

Yes, and an infrared thermal imaging display can indicate where hot spots may be inside the fuselage so they can determine the most effective places to pierce the fuselage.

Impressive stuff.
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
stapleton
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RE: Striker Airport Fire Truck

Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:42 am

Quoting Nonstopnyc (Thread starter):
How much does something like this cost??

A new 1500 gallon ARFF truck is often over $500,000. Larger Trucks are even more.

[Edited 2007-09-28 19:44:06]
 
OPNLguy
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RE: Striker Airport Fire Truck

Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:53 am

Quoting Nonstopnyc (Reply 4):
Is it true that it can pierce the skin of the aircraft and inject fire retardant?

That's called a "piercing nozzle" and it's an option to the Snozzle system, and as I understand it, it can be installed on many different makes of ARFF equipment.

http://www.crashrescue.com/page.asp_Q_navigationid_E_353
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