OSHKOSH, Wis. (Dec. 21, 2010) – Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK], announced that its Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will be featured on tonight’s installment of Modern Marvels on the History Channel. The episode, called “Driver’s Seat”, airs beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.
““The Striker is one of the most innovative ARFF trucks on the planet, and we’re very excited to see our Oshkosh vehicles from DFW put through their paces for this episode of the popular History Channel show,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products vice president and general manager. “Call your friends, pull up a comfortable seat and be prepared to be amazed as Modern Marvels gets behind the wheel of the Oshkosh Striker.”
The Striker is among the most popular ARFF vehicles in the world. Its platform capabilities have garnered the vehicle overwhelming respect among a growing list of customers, including Chicago O’Hare International, Dubai International, Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Beijing Capital International.
Modern Marvels is a documentary television series that premiered on January 1, 1995 on the History Channel. The program focuses on how technologies affect and are used in today’s society. Since its debut, Modern Marvels has produced more than 500 episodes covering various topics involving science, technology, electronics, mechanics, engineering, architecture and more.
Photo caption: These Oshkosh® Striker® 4500 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicles are on duty at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport fire fighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle, Stinger Q4 Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) and Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. The Oshkosh brands are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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