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Oshkosh P-4 in Cleveland, Tennessee
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No: 6131   Contributor: TheFireman   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Oshkosh   Country: United States of America
Oshkosh P-4 in Cleveland, Tennessee

Found in a heavy equipment yard in Cleveland, Tennessee USA. No idea what it's doing there. It must run, someone put a 5 gal. bucket over the stack to keep the rain out of the motor.
Picture added on 11 February 2008
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Is this the OM12 as used by the USAF in the seventies?

Added by John Stott on 20 November 2008.
Looks like the P4 Oshkosh 1500 as used by USAF

Added by Robert Ewing on 20 November 2008.
Thanks Robert. worked alongside them in the seventies, I remember them all being very slow and cumbersome on English roads!

Added by John Stott on 21 November 2008.
Wow, it breaks my heart. The P-4 was a workhorse of a firetruck. It has both crash and structual capabilities. It was made to fit into a C-130 for deployment anywhere.

Btw: The bucket is covering the vent tube. Due to a slight design flaw, foam would get into the water tank. The vent tube allowed the suds to escape.

Added by Scott Peters on 16 July 2010.
Thanks for the info Scott, I didn't even think about that. It's still there at that truck yard,. bucket over vent tube and all.

Added by TheFireman on 28 July 2010.
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