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AEC Orbitor Hydraulic Platform
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No: 39047   Contributor: Murray Armstrong   Year: 2015   Manufacturer: AEC   Country: Ireland
AEC Orbitor Hydraulic Platform

Northern Ireland Fire Brigade (ex Belfast Fire Brigade). Picture taken in the yard of Central Fire Station, Belfast (Chichester St) 1983 - visit by Fire Authority members. Appliance was stationed in Knock Fire Station on the Newtownards Road, Belfast.
Picture added on 18 September 2015 at 12:08
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I remember going to entrap Gire Station during the 70's and 80's to Fire displays which where brilliant. I seen the Dennis. AEG Appliances. I also remember the Fire Appliances coming from Ardoyne Fire Station coming through Clonard area. I was young then , it was great to the big Red Fire Appliances racing to a call with Blues and Twoes on. But Unfortunely times change and the old Appliances replace with new Fire Appliance which are able to much more equipment. I am not a Fire Service Member , I have had great interest in the Fire Service from a young age..

Added by Sean Fusco. on 29 July 2016.
see also picture #10577 for Wibe Orbitor. From memory Wibe was a Finnish firm that tried to compete in this country with Simon Snorkel of Dudley but never made many inroads. Bootle had a 65' Orbitor. There were some 50 foot examples as well on PHPs eg Bradford.

Added by Peter Williams on 16 August 2016.
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