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No: 29303   Contributor: Avonmouth   Year: 1990   Manufacturers: Bedford, Carmichael, Land Rover   Country: United Kingdom
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c1990, Land Rover/ Carmichael Emergency Equipment Vehicle MFB 471 and Bedford/HCB Pump Escape NGL 664 then part of the Bristol Fire Museum collection outside the Roman Baths in Bath.
Both appliances built for City of Bath FB, survived into the County of Avon, NGL 664 finished up at Training School as a Wrt and MFB as the reserve RT and Lighting Unit.
Both believed to be still in preservation
Picture added on 31 August 2011 at 22:41
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The Land Rover was notable for its roof mounted gong, and it was also the first purpose built road accident vehicle to enter servcice.

Added by Ian Moore on 01 September 2011.
One heck of a floodlight on the roof......must have taken 30 mph off the top speed

Added by Barrie Green on 02 September 2011.
Very fair point, Barrie ! It used to operate with said floodlight reversed, with the conical edge pointing forward, dare I suggest for the aerodynamics ? (no, thought not, but every little would help I suppose !)

Added by Ian Moore on 03 September 2011.
Ahhh maybe Ian, but I'd go for missing flying stones when at warp factor 5...

Added by Mike Cotton on 05 September 2011.
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