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Can anyone identify this British Truck?

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Think this old girl is ex RAF. A bit like a short version of a Green Goddess, only not much in the way of visible firefighting equipment.

 

Would love to know what it is, and what it may have served as.

 

Thanks in anticipation

 

GR

 

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Blimey! You guys are good.

 

Thankyou for the info.

 

Yes it is the one at Folkingham. Not sure if it's still there....live about 10 miles from it. :)

 

Regards

 

GR

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To be precise, this was a Thornycroft Dual Purpose (DP) fire tender, its role was in fire, crash and domestic duties. Was supplied to the RAF as a supplement to the Mk6 Foam Crash tender, carrying extra water supplies for it, and could also be used for domestic fire fighting. Carried 700 galls of water with a Coventry Climax pump with 500 gall per minute output

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No Tony, that is a Mk7 (VII), came much later.

 

Best stick to Dodges mate :D

 

Long day mate! That's why it's sideways. :D There are a couple of Thornycroft Fire tenders in the 1966 Chertesy book. So what date is the Mk 6 then?

Edited by Tony B

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