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international New Zealand AF crashtender
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No: 25578   Contributor: Peter Rietveld   Year: 1997   Manufacturer: International   Country: New Zealand
international New Zealand AF crashtender

An old Royal New Zealand air force crash tender in a paddock for sale 1997
Picture added on 19 October 2010 at 13:24
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This was based at RNZAF Whenuapai

Added by David Miller on 28 November 2011.
Awesome coverage of NZ! I've noticed the "hooks" at the top of the brush bars on some of these rigs, is that there for breaking fences?

Added by Jeff Beall on 27 December 2011.
Hi Jeff, I believe they use to go straight through "crash gates" on the aerodrome boundarys but I'm not certain whether they took on fences too. It would certainly prevent the barb wire from coming over the cab and damaging the monitor and other equipment and personnel, , , ,

Added by Pav on 02 January 2012.
Thanks Pav, that was my guess.

Added by Jeff Beall on 03 January 2012.
i used to drive this very vehicle dating back to the mid 70's this vehicle was originally referred to as 40 (after the last 2 digits in the registration) the base also had 94, 62 and 39 (39 rolled on brigham creek rd on way to a domestic call out (it was set up as a domestic tender). i'll refrain from naming the driver and his offsider to save them the embarrasment. I was on watchroom duties at the time and took the call from a local woman. and yes, the bars were to "dismantle" the wooden crash gates and the hook was to stop any wire or the like coming over the vehicle. the vehicles were international AA and AB 160's we had one short wheel base model as an initial rescue vehicle (16)

Added by Lawrie on 10 March 2014.
Where exactly was this photo taken? sad to see how it had been allowed to deteriorate given the condition it was in when it was demobbed. (had the best paint job of the fleet at the time

Added by Lawrie on 11 March 2014.
I took this picture over ten years ago in an agricultural machinery dealers yard near the Rakiai river just below Christchurch, I believe it was sold for pumping irrigation water in the same area.

Added by Peter Rietveld on 04 July 2014.
Does this vehicle still exist? I heard at one stage it may have been scrapped. I remember seeing it in the paddock. I would of over to buy it for restoration back then. I have two CAN AS 10 44 from chch airport to restore.

Added by Chris Andrew on 24 March 2016.
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