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Fire Engine Photos
1964 Dennis F34 'tropical cab' version
A 'tropical cab' Dennis F34 supplied to the Northern Territory Fire Brigade in Australia in February 1964. This appliance was discovered recently in Sydney, and transported back to Darwin for restoration. One of only 16 Dennis F34's produced, 2 came to the NTFB, 2 went to the New Zealand Fire Service, and the remaining 12 remained in the UK. Although supplied originally in red, the NTFB painted their appliances yellow in 1978. With the change of Chief Fire Officer in 1983, fire engines again became red, but this one missed out on a second colour change. It will again become red as part of the restoration.
Picture added on 31 October 2007