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Buckinghamshire FRS - TL
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No: 29691   Contributor: Andy Daley   Year: 2011   Manufacturers: Metz, Scania   Country: United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire FRS - TL

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue's new Scania P320/Emergency One/Metz Turntable Ladder based at High Wycombe and photographed during September 2011.
Picture added on 06 October 2011 at 14:53
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What length is it? It seems to have 4 sections but be too short for a c100 footer. Is that a bendy end to the top section? I only ever saw one at one of the Glasgow exhibitions a few years ago but never one on an operational appliance. How does the cost compare with an ALP?

Added by Neal Glover on 06 October 2011.
I think it is the best looking Aerial in the UK at present. Nice to see brigades buying proper Aerial appliances

Added by John Mc Ateer on 06 October 2011.
Its 32 metres apparently, (105ft) and cost £500, 000

Added by Davey G on 07 October 2011.
It`s a Metz L32A (L=Ladder 32metres A=articulated), five sections with a bendy end. I think, it`s the first of this type in UK. Since around four years on the market, a lot of them are being in service for brigades in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other countries.

Added by Michael Bär on 07 October 2011.
It is 32m as Davey points out, also yes, the tip is articulated. I understand Avon have ordered two on MAN chassis.

Added by Andy Daley on 08 October 2011.
The vehicle this replaced was registered in 1999 and lasted just under 12 years. It had a reach of 24-metres. The new TL is 32-metres and is expected to last until 2027. All in all, a much better investment.

Added by David Jones on 08 October 2011.
Dublin have a similar aerial on the run.

Added by John Mc Ateer on 08 October 2011.
Cambridgeshire have articulated booms are there 1999 M.A.N TL's, good bit of kit will add a picture of Cambridges TL at work.
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Added by Richard Whiting on 09 October 2011.
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