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ALG-17 GAZ-51 Turntable ladder
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No: 16834   Contributor: Snaker   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: GAZ   Country: Russia
ALG-17 GAZ-51 Turntable ladder

ALG-17. Fire ladder based on GAZ-51 chassis.
Manufactured in 1966, restored in 2009.
Photo taken 16 march 2009 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
Picture added on 09 May 2009 at 11:23
add commentComments:
Hello Snaker:

Great to see Russia preserving their historical apparatus.

This rig appears to follow British and European practice of mounting a proprietary hand-operated Aerial (TTL) on a standard truck chassis.

Are any of our Knowledgeable Readers able to identify the similarity of this TTL Ladder to any of the major Brands in Europe eg Magirus, Merryweather, & etc.....?

Great photos, here; and picture #16835.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 17 May 2009.
Thanks, Pat!
Always good, if peoples remember their own history!
I don't know the prototype of this ladder, but many Soviet ladders were made by type of Magirus ladders.
In addition: this ladder is Hydraulic operated.

Added by SNAKER on 18 May 2009.
Pat / Snaker, I think Magirus built in East Germany as well as West. After the war many companies carried on trading under their old names.

Added by John Stott on 18 May 2009.
I found the information that in '50 years factory in Torzhok town tried to copy the Magirus ladder.
This engine were made there.

Added by SNAKER on 21 May 2009.
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