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RAF Crash & Rescue Truck - By Richard Sweetman

This model by Richard Sweetman is a conversion of a Herpa Range Rover. The Royal Air Force needed a rapid intervention vehicle for Aircraft crashes. The large fire tenders (appliances) were too slow to get to crashed aircraft quickly so a specialist manufacturer took a standard Range Rover and fitted it with 6 wheels and made this vehicle. It is known as a TACR (Truck Airfield Crash Rescue) Mk. 2 and carries 200 gallons of water and a crew of up to 4. Although fitted with 6 wheels it has limited off-road capability, but at its height was in use at every RAF airfield.

Posted April 8, 2001