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Coventry Climax Godiva FSM Pump
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No: 38057   Contributor:   Year: 2014   Manufacturer: Coventry Climax   Country: United Kingdom
Coventry Climax Godiva FSM Pump

Coventry Climax 1938 FSM 240m gpm Single Stage Trailer Fire Pump. 4cyl. SV engine. Exhaust Ejector Priming.
Seen at Odiham rally 2011.
Picture added on 03 December 2014 at 11:54
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I was told many years ago by a leading fireman at the Darlington fire station that this identical trailer pump was rated at 125 gpm, hence the smaller three inch suctions and the single outlet. Note the carrying handles, so it could be carried to the water source in the event the trailer could not get near enough. Definitely designed with rural firefighting in mind...

The Brigade towed this pump behind an 88 inch wheelbase Landrover hardtop as a back up to the two Commer water tenders on rural calls, with a two or three man crew depending who was available.

These fellows normally manned the turntable ladder or - if needed - an extra ambulance, but you don't tend to send a TL to a farm fire, so I suspect this manning solution worked well...

Added by Rob Johnson on 09 September 2017.
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