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    Thumbs up Spirit of Oklahoma... very cool

    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.

    http://www.cityoftulsa.org/Public+Sa...escue+unit.htm


    And I learned Airbus donated R1 to FDNY. Interesting.
    http://bigcitysquads.tripod.com/id20.htm
    Last edited by Resq14; 08-27-2002 at 12:40 AM.

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    I think the E-one/ saulsbury's look better
    What do you think?
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    Arrow heh

    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!
    Last edited by Resq14; 08-27-2002 at 12:38 AM.

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