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Ex German Fire Engine
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No: 35404   Contributor: Chris Stone   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz   Country: United Kingdom
Ex German Fire Engine

A Mercedes-Benz 911/Ziegler LF8 (Loschgruppenfahrzeug= Extinguishing Group Vehicle) reg No HRO A 629H in other words it's the German equivelent of a Pump Ladder, with a 800liter Water tank and an 800 Liter per Minuet Pump. It appears to have been gutted from the rear seats back and converted into a camper. Seen in Ashford, Kent on 11/07/13
Picture added on 14 July 2013 at 09:51
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These old 911s were very commonplace with German volunteer fire companies in the 1960s and 1970s.

They were often on the run for many years, as they did not usually attend very many alarms each year. Germany has no less than 26, 000 volunteer fire companies, so most of them don't get a lot of calls.

Quite a few were exported after they had completed thirty or even forty years, especially to several South American countries, where they continued to do sterling service for many more years.

Added by Rob Johnson on 18 September 2019.
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