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Fire Engine Photos
West Midlands Dennis SFD322 XL/Excalibur
XL Sabre from Woodgate Valley fire Station in Birmingham. One of the second batch of Sabres to be allocated to West Midlands in 1997/8 and the first batch of pure XL chassis. The 'N' reg Sabres were built on the ML 3.8 metre chassis with the S6 RHD XL cab. notice the shortened locker behind the cab to facilitate the XL cab.
Merseyside did the opposite and opted for the XL 4.2 metre wheelbase and the S8 RHD ML cab. Notice the larger locker behind the cab to facilitate this. Three different pumps were tested with this batch. T662CCK at West Derby Road was fitted with a Godiva pump, T663CCK at Bankhall was fitted with a Rosenbauer pump and T664CCK at Wallasey was fitted with a Darley pump.
Tyne & Wear did the same as Merseyside with their 'R' and'S' reg Sabres. Notice the gap between the cab and bodyowrk. The were also equipped with 1000gpm pumps and RTTP's fitted.
Picture added on 29 April 2010 at 15:50