12/01/10 125 W, 2 I - + 6 - 3 P-25 Firefighting Vehicle


For your midweek enjoyment, here's an interesting piece of specialized fire apparatus. The P-25 firefighting vehicle, designed for shipboard flight desk use. Carries 750 gallons of water and 60 gallons of foam. Plus three 20-pound Halon 1211 extinguishers. Equipped with a 500 GPM turret and 100 feet of 1 1/2-inch hose with a 95 GPM nozzle. There's also an intake, for connecting to the ship's mixed AFFF system. The vehicle is two-wheel drive, powered by a diesel engine. Read more technical details from the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command site. Two pictures below, one showing a P-25 painted in FDNY colors in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001. For you modelers, there are even a couple plastic kits of same. Google finds those easily.
 


 

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