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Model: FV-651 Salamander Mk.6 Crash Tender

Catalogue number 72434
Scale 1/72
Model state Production line
Weapons and equipment Special purpose vehicles
Period Post WWII

Description
FV-651/652 Salamander is a 6X6 Airport Crash Tender with off-road capabilities, developed in 1956. It shares the same common Alvis six-wheel-drive chassis and other components with the FV 601 Saladin AC and FV 603 Saracen APC.Fire fighting equipment was provided by The Pyrene Company Limited. They could produce 7,500 gallons of foam per minute and carried a crew of 6. 125 Salamanders were built and used in the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Were replaced (late 70s) by vehicles like the Thornycroft Nubian. It is still in use in Scotland in Highlands reserves.


Inside of box

Decal | Photo-Etched


Photos of prototype

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