Fire Engine Photos
1958 Alvis mk6a crash tender
This crash tender is owned by the RAF fire service museum at wolverhampton a museum i have been the mechanic of for the past 3 yrs these revolutionised fire fighting in the uk and canada being 6wheel drive and 4 wheel steer with a top speed of 60 mph forwards and 60 mph in reverse it was powered by the Rolls Royce B81 MK8H giving 240bhp through a wilson pre selector gear box it was an art to drive one false neutrals were a problem but a very capable machine in good order able to dispence 8000gpm of foam compound per min reliability was a downfall due to its drive train and most were out of service by the late 70's
very rare now this one is preserved by an able team of ex raf boys and me!
Picture added on 07 March 2007