I'm sure most of you have seen the Spirit of Louisiana engine donated to FDNY by the people of Louisiana. I thought it was neat to see this same generosity expressed in the form of a heavy rescue by the people of Oklahoma. I hadn't seen pics of this truck before today, so I figured I'd share them in case the rest of you hadn't either.
I find it interesting to see how different manufacturers conform to a department's vehicle spec -- especially one as detailed as FDNY's.
I read somewhere this will be the spare unit to the 5 E-One/Saulsbury's. Check 'em out.
And I learned Airbus donated R1 to FDNY. Interesting.
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Thread: Very Cool
08-18-2002, 04:35 PM #1
Spirit of Oklahoma... very cool
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08-26-2002, 06:02 PM #2
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I think the E-one/ saulsbury's look better
What do you think?cp
08-27-2002, 12:19 AM #3
I'm biased -- I'd have to say I think the E-Bury "LOOKS" better (as we own one).
Regardless, these are both sharp looking trucks. Just in case there are any Oklahomans floating around here, I want to be sure that my respect for their "Spirit" is evident. I commend American LaFrance on taking-on this challenge. The chassis selection is really the only outward difference between the two with respect to appearance.
BUT looks certainly mean nothing when it comes down to: does the vehicle meet spec, does it perform as it was designed to, and most of all, the love with which it was built and donated.
And I think you'd be hard-pressed to beat the LaFrance on that last one!
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