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Defence Fire Services Volvo
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No: 4318   Contributor: Francis Beaumont   Year: 2002   Manufacturer: Volvo   Country: United Kingdom
Defence Fire Services Volvo

HCB-Angus. Pictured in the New Forest. Not a lot of details known about this. Probably owned by the UK's Ministry of Defence.
Picture added on 23 October 2007
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im sure the ldb had one in 91 or 92 but didn't buy more as it was unpopular with the crews that used it

Added by Layton Toward on 07 November 2008.
Would someone tell us a bit more about this truck?

I can guess Rear-Mount Pump..... 4 sections Hard Suction Hose....Water Tank maybe.

But what is that white contraption, over the rear of the Ladder stowage, between the 2 access ladders ? A Light Tower for illuminating the scene ?

A high rig - the Roof Ladder on RH Side must have been a joy to get down, and put back up.

Great photo.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 07 November 2008.
There were 11 of thesese Volvo FL6.14/HCB-Angus jobs with the DFS.
Registered 42KK10/11/12/13/14/15, 76KK58/59, 82KK71/72/73.

Added by Ian Moore on 08 November 2008.
Hi Pat.Standard British water ladder owned by the Defence Fire service used as a domestic appliance on a Military establishment. Rear mounted pump in the rear locker behind the roller shutter. 4 x lengths of hard suction, the white contraption is a elevating light tower used to illuminate the scene of an incident. Usually carries 400 gallon of water, and yes the roof ladder was a joy to remove and put back. You had to climb up to the top of the appliance via the black gantry ladders at the rear, which could be hazardous at times. Hope this helps.

Added by Paul Warnock on 08 November 2008.
White thing is a lighting mast.

Added by Bob Ewing on 08 November 2008.
Ian, Paul & Bob E. - thanks for the info....

The designers have certainly achieved a big, bulky, look with this Fire Truck.

Regards, Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 09 November 2008.
This is 42kk71 stationed at defence fire station Marchwood. The white lighting unit is a Halogen night owl lighting unit. This appliance is a six gear manual and is no longer our front line appliance it is a division spair.It is a great pump to operate and to work with.

Added by Mark Sillett on 07 February 2009.
Any ideas where the new MANs are and what they are like to operate

Added by Nath on 16 June 2011.
Hi Nath, Kineton have 2 but they're having problems. They have 1 on the run as their second away but thats got problems. When they plug it in the whole truck becomes live.

Added by Tom on 17 June 2011.
Hi Nath,
We have one at Marchwood Southampton. Not On the run as it has problems aswell. Chassis split and had to be repaired, Battery keeps going flat when left for a couple of days, tank filler hose decided to blow off when supplying from another pump, will find out how it performs when it is finally on the run ?
ps one is also on the run at Bicester.

Added by Mark Sillett on 17 June 2011.
These MANs sound to be as good a buy as the Bremachs!!

Added by Bristol Bob on 17 June 2011.
MANs. also one at the CTE RAF Manston, one in the falklands and one for Cyprus.

Added by Dave Price on 18 June 2011.
Bicester x1
Boulmer x1
Corsham x1
Donnington x1
Fylingdales x1
Kineton x2
Longtown x1
Marchwood x1

Plus the two 4x4 for Akrotiri and Mount Pleasant mentioned above.

Added by Adam on 02 May 2012.
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