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Tank Wagon Kichohsen
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No: 28062   Contributor: Chris Hall, Hameln, Germany   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: Germany
Tank Wagon Kichohsen

Tank Wagon of the Feuerwehr Kirchohsen/ Landkreis Hameln-Pyrmomt Type: TW 7/2
chassis: Mercedes Benz 1824 AF
max. Weight: 18t
power: 180kW/240HP
constructor: Kroll Fahrzeugbau, Wesel
Crew: 3
Seen in Kirchohsen on the 25/04/2011
Picture added on 05 May 2011 at 11:15
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This unit is a special purpose truck, designed to clean up and transport oil spills and other hazardous liquids. Many German fire services operate similar rigs, as a component of their fleet to address hazmat incidents, and they are often assigned on a regional basis. These types of tankers have been in daily use for the past forty years or so...

They are not normally used to transport water for firefighting, although I imagine they could be pressed into service after a good clean out...

Added by Rob Johnson on 30 September 2017.
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