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RAF gets Oshkosh Stryker ARFF

Old 11th Sep 2020, 11:59
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RAF gets Oshkosh Stryker ARFF

Here’s a first for RAF albeit Defense Fire Services receiving its first brand new Oshkosh (by gosh lol) ARFF. In this case it is RAF Leeming that has them and meaning we in line with the likes of USAF/USN/USMC/US Army , DoD Fire Dept with the Oshkosh.

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I see it's got the snozzle, it can puncture through the roof of an aircraft and suppress the fire in the cabin increasing the chances of survivability of those unable to make it out,
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
Here’s a first for RAF albeit Defense Fire Services receiving its first brand new Oshkosh (by gosh lol) ARFF. In this case it is RAF Leeming that has them and meaning we in line with the likes of USAF/USN/USMC/US Army , DoD Fire Dept with the Oshkosh.

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Maybe it's just the perspective but that looks like an incredibly wide vehicle; hope Leeming's roads are bigger than on most RAF stations I've been to.
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Maybe it's just the perspective but that looks like an incredibly wide vehicle; hope Leeming's roads are bigger than on most RAF stations I've been to.
Unless it's a specially narrow version, Oshkosh say it's 3050mm (10') wide, which would make it over construction & use width limits (2900mm) but not really any wider than some other MoD specialist vehicles. The Carmichael / Unipower MFVs, for reference, are 2800mm wide.

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Old 11th Sep 2020, 19:07
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Hey an ARFF that is actually useful for large aircraft fires!

One presumes that particular risk register just looked plain daft here in the 1990s/2000s/2010s 2020s. Now when we claim a crash cat we can actually mean it.

Thankfully they have prioritised Leeming, the hub of both military and civilian large aircraft.
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Thankfully they have prioritised Leeming, the hub of both military and civilian large aircraft.
Hahaha, that was my first thought as well
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Hahaha, that was my first thought as well
Perhaps they have thought about it and decided that rolling out a new piece of kit at a critical hight tempo location is not such a great idea and that a less busy station is a good place to introduce, train on and shakedown this vehicle?
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And probably the current kit at Leeming is the oldest on charge?
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Perhaps they have thought about it and decided that rolling out a new piece of kit at a critical hight tempo location is not such a great idea and that a less busy station is a good place to introduce, train on and shakedown this vehicle?
possibly....
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New kit for Leeming, are the MoD going to close the station ??
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Waddo gets Stryker too

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New kit for Leeming, are the MoD going to close the station ??
LOL you could say the same about Waddo now as they now took delivery of the new Strykers lol according to their FB page.. Maybe Rivet Joint will now relocate to Fairford with the (supposed) relocation of 95th RS and the Reds will relocate LOL to Cranwell or even Kemlbe lol Wedgetail will get a wedgy to Lossie LOL. Sentinel and Shadow will disappear into the shadows lol lol lol.

‘Earlier this year, RAF Waddington was the first RAF Station to receive new fire tenders through the new defence fire service provider Capita.
The new vehicles are 2 Oshkosh Striker fire vehicles, 1 Multipurpose Rescue Vehicle (MPRV), and an incident commander Nissan Navara Sports Utility Vehicle.
The Oshkosh Striker, which is equipped with an extendable water/foam/dry powder delivery system on top of the vehicle, replaces the current Major Foam Vehicle. It weighs 42000kg, the equivalent of 7 elephants. It has a larger water and foam capacity as well as bigger discharge rates.
RAF Waddington Fire and Rescue service provide 24 / 7 emergency response and fire cover to any ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) aircraft and domestic buildings here at Waddington. They also provide vital fire safety advice and training to all station personnel and are responsible for the annual servicing of all first aid fire appliances (fire extinguishers) on Station including some satellite stations in the Lincolnshire area.
Training to use the new vehicles has been affected by COVID 19, however the Fire Section have been proactive in gaining the competencies required.
Following this training, they will move to the next phase which includes Crash Combine Training. We will then be able to go live with the vehicles and a new age of RAF fire fighting will be born, beginning here at RAF Waddington.
The last photo shows RAF Waddington’s Crash and Rescue Service in 1949!

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Briefly mentioned above is its width at 3.050m wide and weight at 42000kg (on 3 axles) means it is classified as an abnormal load/axle weight when driving on a public road, and hence subject to a myriad of different rules and restrictions. This will of course have been adequately discussed in detail with all local authorities and police - won't it?
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Unless they were flown in they seem to have arrived by road successfully, presumably Police, roads, etc were consulted and happy?
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Putting aside who got it first, and how legal it all is, can I have a go please?
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What, no ladder😟
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Social distancing lol, then they all climb into the cab together....
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Social distancing lol, then they all climb into the cab together.... No plates on it yet i see.
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Originally Posted by Shackman View Post
Briefly mentioned above is its width at 3.050m wide and weight at 42000kg (on 3 axles) means it is classified as an abnormal load/axle weight when driving on a public road, and hence subject to a myriad of different rules and restrictions. This will of course have been adequately discussed in detail with all local authorities and police - won't it?
Can't imagine those factors wouldn't have been considered (he says, perhaps naively); but I think all it needs for authorisation is certification by the Secretary of State that it's an operational military vehicle that can't comply with the road traffic act for operational reasons.
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