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Mercedes-Benz Atego 1325 FRU London FB
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No: 29609   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: United Kingdom
Mercedes-Benz Atego 1325 FRU London FB

Taken at UKRescue 2011 challenge at Excel exhibition centre London 24th Sept 2011, a photo that shows the 2 styles of FRU in use in London. AE57FMZ is Papworth bodied, the other TVAC/Plastisol. In total 5 of the FRUs were at Excel that day.
Picture added on 28 September 2011 at 10:48
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London Fire Brigade, United Kingdom
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The 57 is Papworth/Plastisol, Plastisol make the plastic shells and TVAC and Papworth just finished them off e.g. added the lighting fitted out the lockers etc

Added by Sean Griffiths on 29 September 2011.
Are these full tilt cab or split tilt cab designs?

Added by Rob Johnson on 26 November 2013.
Rob they are a full tilt cab

Added by Sean Griffiths on 26 November 2013.
Thanks, Sean. I have seem Ategos with both types, and a lot of the German bodied ones nowadays use the standard tilt cab wedded to a fixed crew cab, which seems to be becoming more and more popular.

I think London is one of very few European fire services to specify crew cabs on heavy rescues, with a few exceptions such as one in Berlin and in Copenhagen.

Of course, rescues with crew cabs are still close to being universal here in the US, and are often manned by dedicated and specially-trained rescue company firefighters, particularly in large cities. Chicago, where I live, has six.

Added by Rob Johnson on 27 November 2013.
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