±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: JerryH
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6595

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 78
Total: 78
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Community Forums
03: Home
04: Photo Gallery
05: Photo Gallery
06: Member Screenshots
07: Photo Gallery
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Your Account
11: Statistics
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Photo Gallery
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Photo Gallery
21: Photo Gallery
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Photo Gallery
31: Photo Gallery
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Photo Gallery
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Photo Gallery
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Photo Gallery
46: Photo Gallery
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Photo Gallery
51: Photo Gallery
52: Community Forums
53: Photo Gallery
54: Photo Gallery
55: Downloads
56: Photo Gallery
57: Photo Gallery
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Home
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Com-Central Videos
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Photo Gallery
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Photo Gallery
72: Photo Gallery
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Photo Gallery
77: Photo Gallery
78: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Leo firefighting tank
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
A2_Prius
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 112

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:32 am
Post subject: Leo firefighting tank

A report on Deutsche Welle T.V.'s English service last night regarding the terrible Greek wildfires showed a firefighting rig based on a Leopard chassis roaring into action.

The superstructure consisted of a large water or chemical foam tank. Naturally the vehicle was painted red and and had lots of flashing lights. I couldn't tell whether this equipment belonged to the Greeks or one of the EU nations that just started helping fight the fires.
Back to top
View user's profile
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:39 am
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

I think I saw a T-54 somewhere like that. Guess it's called a 'Tanker Tank". Wink

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:46 am
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Leo?

[img]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5xcOQ9RG8XcA80ujzbkF/SIG=121to57ic/EXP=1188402318/**http%3A//www.texogatech.com/photos/Tank05CL.jpg[/img]

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
palic
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 172

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:09 am
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Czechoslovak/Czech vehicles based on T-54/55 are:

SPOT-55 (development of project and production cca 1989-91): forum.valka.cz/viewtop...ZK-SPOT-55

FIREFIGHTER 55 (development of project and production cca 2003-04):
forum.valka.cz/viewtop...FIGHTER-55
Back to top
View user's profile
A2_Prius
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 112

PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:51 pm
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

I found it! The beastie is the Leopard Jumbo PHF 20 T firefighting tank. Based on a de-milled Leo 1 chassis, it features a 20,000 litre tank. Visit www.jumbofiretank.com for details.
Back to top
View user's profile
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:59 pm
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Reminds of of the old M114 the Germans had at Range Control in Graf. Cut the back off, put tanks on it, painted it red and used it for range fires. Wonder if that where all this started Shocked

Smile
Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:40 pm
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

- Joe_D
Reminds of of the old M114 the Germans had at Range Control in Graf. Cut the back off, put tanks on it, painted it red and used it for range fires. Wonder if that where all this started Shocked

Smile
Joe D


Actually the M114s were still property of the US Army and the Graf military fire department, the crew would have been mostly German civilians indeed (local national labor or whatever they were called).

Before the Lingles, I seem to remember they had a similarly converted M3, nowadays they have an M548.

Back to top
View user's profile
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:26 pm
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Jens,
M548 Neutral , what's cool about that, Didn't know of the M3, it was probably pretty cool like the M114. It's all about the cool points isn't it? BTW, I spent 2 years at Buedingen with 3AD, 3-12 CAV. You aren't that far from there. I still miss my Liecher Beer today.


Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:32 pm
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Joe, I was in C Troop 3/12 Cav from '73 to '76.

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Mark,
A troop 3-12, 84-86. Swingen' Buedingen. I heard they are finally going to close old Armstrong Barracks. The local town always treated us well. You must have been on M551's then. Had a few TC's that were there when they had them. Seemed like they never wanted to leave that place.

Joe
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:57 pm
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

My second month there we turned in five M114A2's and went to Vilseck and drew three M551's (per platoon) and attended a "Sheridan Transition" course. This may be the barracks you were in:

[img]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mz0p9RGA0wBxF.jzbkF/SIG=1337n4gom/EXP=1188428148/**http%3A//www.3ad.org/kasernen/area_budingen/budingen_images/armstrong_c1956_1.jpg[/img]

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:06 pm
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

That's them,
Second floor the two windows above the "U.P." station which is the corner facing us covered in red sandstone blocks. My room that I shared with 5 other guys, all scouts.

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:59 am
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Oh yeah,

I know Armstrong barracks well, if memory serves, they'll be empty soon, along with that motor pool in the field between Armstrong and the airfield.

Yep, the M548 doesn't do much for coolness, does it? Nothing cut down or removed, borrrring... Neutral

There seems to be certain affection among US soldiers for Licher Bier, which shows they can progress past Bud, PBR and Colt 45. Laughing Did you know that Licher restarted as an US Army brewery after the war?

From what I hear, there are a few outlets for Licher in the US, if you'd like, I could check with the brewery- shipping the 5 liter "Party" barrels would be a tad bit too expensive, plus I don't know if they'd pass US customs.



Jens O.
Back to top
View user's profile
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:09 am
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Jens, When I was in Budingen the motor pool you refer to belonged to the 3/61st ADA. They were a Chaparral/Vulcan unit. I remember once we had a Puerto Rican Infantryman named "Seijo" on guard duty out there with a baseball bat. A man came to the gate and pulled a gun on him and started asking about the equipment there. Seijo pretended not to speak English and the guy got frustrated and left. After that I think we started carrying M-16's again!

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:34 am
Post subject: Re: Leo firefighting tank

Weed,

in later years 3/61 moved up in the world and had their motor pool in newly constructed buildings in Armstrong Barracks, the outpost motor pool came into the care either of the cav element stationed there, but I can't remember the designation anymore, might have been 3/8 prior to being reflagged as an 1 AD unit.

Ah yes, guard duty, many many stories...

Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum