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Manchester Airport Scania Cobra
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No: 29328   Contributor: Barrie Green   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Scania   Country: United Kingdom
Manchester Airport Scania Cobra

Seen outside Manchester Airport's main fire station 1/9/2011 Scania Carmichael Cobra 4 x 4 it attends both aircraft incidents and domestic fire calls
Picture added on 02 September 2011 at 16:43
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Hi Barrie, that s a Viper, not a cobra.

Added by Mark Corfield on 02 September 2011.
of course it is Mark.......just testing lol can't understand why I typed that must be old age

Added by Barrie Green on 02 September 2011.
what is the x hamps pump used for

Added by Scally on 03 September 2011.
The ex Hampshire pump is used for domestic incidents only.

Added by Davey G on 03 September 2011.
Its more of a spare and also used for driver training, in the event of the TL being otr it will be fully crewed so that the 13.5 can be used for maximum height working on the A380 (this according to the W/M who gave us a presentation

Added by Barrie Green on 03 September 2011.
Im surprised that Manchester Airport doesnt use ex GMCFS or Cheshire Fire engines (domestic)

Added by Danny Jones on 12 October 2011.
Hi Barrie. When only the northern runway is in operation, do the airport fire service vehicles locate to the main fire station?

Added by Yelp Bullhorn on 14 April 2015.
I expect the Volvo pump came as a package with the ex Hamps TL. The TL was purchased to provide high level access to the A380's which visit MAN. There can not have been many TL's available to purchase in the UK as not many brigades operate them! I don't know about Cheshire but GMF&RS pumps are just about shot when they let them go.

Added by Mick Logan on 15 April 2015.
No Yelp.....both stations are crewed at all times. The TL is now superfluous to requirements and is for sale or sold.


Added by Barrie Green on 19 April 2015.
Hi Barrie. Just thought I'd let you know, because I think you've got it wrong, mate.

See, I attended the Manchester Airport Aviation and Transport Fair at Manchester Airport's Runway Visitor Park in mid-July. A great day out if (like me) you're into aeroplanes, classic cars and burgers!

Of great interest was a running commentary over the PA system by off-duty air traffic control staff, divulging such information as plane type, technical information about said plane, anecdotal facts and figures, where it has flown in from, or where it's jetting off to, etc, etc.

About 2:30, the two crash tenders from fire station 2 located at runway 2 made their way across the airfield to the main fire station near runway 1. The ATC commentator announced that this happens routinely as soon as runway 2 closes, leaving only the main fire station occupied and staffed during single runway operations. I suppose it makes sense really.

Added by Yelp Bullhorn on 29 August 2015.
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