Brick version of the iconic late seventies German ARFF made by Faun (chassis) and Metz (coachwork, water pump etc.). Many German boys owned the famous SIKU die-cast model. Main features of this are the tilted windscreen, the working suspension and the use of some technic parts. The MOC has been slightly overworked in December 2011 (no stickers as mudguards any more).
Many thanks guys! @cyberfrank 2010: Glad you like it. There is not much of an interior, I am afraid, only some seats and a steering wheel ... @legoboyawesome123 legofan: No, it's exactly the same size.
fascinating fire truck! I ve always loved airport fire trucks like this, even wondered why cities don t have those, now older, I know they re way too big lol! it would have been nice to see the interior!
Thanks a lot guys, glad you like it! @legoboyawesome123 legofan: The die-cast model had red wheels, so they are my favorites ;-) The suspension works with the black ones as well, the rims have the same shape.
AWESOME mate i love it im trying to build a 7 wide at the moment and i saw yours they are mad! im still trying to figure out weather it looks better with red or black wheels? does the suspension work with the black wheels? any way great build keep up the good work! :)
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Quoting Andy L
Very nice build. I like the white trim around the wheel arches.
Thank you Andy. In fact these are stickers. Some purists told me that this is no adequate building technique and I think they are right. Since I found no other solution for this without dismantling the whole model I have taken them off. I will put in some new photos soon. Sorry about that!
Quoting Milos Jovanovic
This looks great! You should join some groups, and add your creations there, that way more people will see them. This fire truck definitely deserves more ratings. Good job.
Thank you very much, Milos! I am rather a freshman with MOCpages - so I am still looking for suitable groups I can join. The reason why I don't feature this MOC too much are the stickers as mudguards - purists say that this is no adequate building technique, and I agree. In the meantime I have pulled them off. So I will shoot some new photos and add the MOC to some groups, as you suggested. Thanks a lot for your advice!
Quoting Paulo Rodriguez
Love this truck looks so awesome yet detailed, its a beast, what more can be said! -Paulo R.
Thank you very much for your kind comment, Paulo. It is indeed a beast, just like the older Oshkosh ARFF trucks which I also love. 10w is a bit wide, but it had to be still larger than the 8w fire apparatus.