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Washington,DC FD, 1969 APC Tactical unit
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No: 37197   Contributor: Warren W. Jenkins   Year: 1992   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: United States of America
Washington,DC FD, 1969 APC Tactical unit

Known as "Roughrider" this unit was placed in service in 1986 after a sniper incident.
The 1969 Army surplus Armored Personnel Carrier was equipped with a 1000gpm electric monitor. and was piped to a water intake on the rear.
By 1992, this unit had been replaced by another painted in the white paint scheme. This was parked at the training academy, likely furnishing parts to the one in service. Both lasted less than 10 years.
I do not know of any other vehicles like this in the American fire service.
1992 photo by Warren W. Jenkins
Picture added on 02 February 2014 at 09:02
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This is a Cadillac Gage Commando (M706 / G-392) Armored Car / Reconnaissance / Security Vehicle (1963)

Added by Phil Gilson on 18 January 2015.
NASA Fire Dept used to use M113 APC's for crew protection during space shuttle launches.

Added by Chris Stone on 21 January 2015.
NASA currently uses retired MRAP's

Added by on 22 January 2015.
Hello, do you ever license out your pictures? I am planning to write an article on DC's use of V-100 Commandos (aka M706) for a military vehicle magazine. If it is easier, please email me at m901a1tow @

Added by Silvio Iacuone on 14 November 2016.
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