1972 US Army model 530C Truck Fire
Based on the 6x6 2-1/2 ton M45A2 AM General chassis.
This vehicle was the standard front line tactical fire fighting truck from 1972 to the mid 1990s.
Used for aviation crash/rescue, brush and structural fire fighting at camps, cantonments and forward areas.
It was also used at many stateside posts.
It has a Waterous 750 gallon per minute pump
400 gallon water tank, onboard foam system with
40 gallon foam tank, Feecon foam/water nozzle,
2 150 ft 1 inch booster hose reels, ladder rack,
4 spotlights, warning light and siren,
8 enclosed tool boxes plus a hose bed with plus capacity for 2000 ft of hose.
It is equipped with an FM VRC64 military radio,
Motorola fire band radio,
Federal public address/siren unit and a
VHF Comco aviation radio.
This particular unit was first assigned to the Newport Chemical Depot in Newport Indiana.
I restored this in 2004-2005.
Jeff Ciccone Absecon New Jersey
member MVPA, MTAofNJ SJC-MVPA and SPAAMFAA
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This page last updated 09/16/2006.