One Hundred Years of the British Fire Engine

One Hundred Years of the British Fire Engine

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Starting with the first motorised fire engine, the 1903 Tottenham Merryweather, it reveals how competition between great British manufacturers including Dennis, Leyland and Bedford fuelled important innovations far beyond their ability to pump firefighting water such as turntable ladders and hydraulic platforms. It gives an account of how fire engines rose to the challenges of World War II and how the post-war period brought both the introduction of standard specifications for engines and the iconic Green Goddess. It also traces the decline of British makers in recent years, as foreign badges became an ever-more familiar sight in fire stations.One of the very successful Carmichael Commando 6x4 Range Rover conversions designed to provide a fast response ... whilst the second joined the fleet at the then Fire Service Technical College, at Moreton in Marsh in Gloucestershire. LAND ROVER WORKHORSES For some years, many rural fire brigades had been increasingly using the basic Land Rover 4 ... V8 petrol engine , the Range Rover was undoubtedly fast, but its standard payload and carrying space, together with theanbsp;...

Title:One Hundred Years of the British Fire Engine
Author:Neil Wallington
Publisher:Jeremy Mills Publishing - 2008-01-01


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