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CVRT Scorpion/Scimitar fire extinguishers


martynsmith

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Hi chaps

 

Any idea when the early BCF fire extinguisher on the left hull side (I.E. on this Blues and Royals Scorpion from 1973) was replaced by the Swordsman type and was the early one plumbed into the engine compartment also?

 

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Thanks in advance

 

Smudge

A Sdrn blues & Royals, Ex Alexander Express, Northern Greece, June 1973.jpg

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BCF is now illegal (except in aircraft and other permitted equipment). It was plumbed in to the engine compartment.

 

The best alternative is Foam, however some will argue not, though dry powder makes an awful mess. People who rally use foam (lifeline 2000)

 

Diana

 

 

Hi chaps

 

Any idea when the early BCF fire extinguisher on the left hull side (I.E. on this Blues and Royals Scorpion from 1973) was replaced by the Swordsman type and was the early one plumbed into the engine compartment also?

 

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Thanks in advance

 

Smudge

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Thanks Diana

 

That's helpful ta.

 

Smudge

 

 

BCF is now illegal (except in aircraft and other permitted equipment). It was plumbed in to the engine compartment.

 

The best alternative is Foam, however some will argue not, though dry powder makes an awful mess. People who rally use foam (lifeline 2000)

 

Diana

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My Saracen was disposed of by the MOD in Hong Kong in 1993, and it was still fitted with BCF extinguishers, so probably some time after that.

 

Cheers,

Terry

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please be aware that powder extinguishers will eat all metal that it touches. So if you are lucky enough to put the fire out whatever caught fire will be junk.

foam does the same, but much slower and you can wash it off.

CO2 is great but has a tendency to kill people as well as fires.

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