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Crash tender 2 RAF Manston Bedford
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No: 35408   Contributor: Mark Whiteley   Year: 2013   Manufacturers: Bedford, Carmichael   Country: United Kingdom
Crash tender 2 RAF Manston Bedford

This was take on 8/7/13 at the old RAF manston,witch is now MOD where the DFSTC is.this is a 8 ton Bedford witch was a crash tender 2 with foam and water on board.

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Picture added on 14 July 2013 at 09:54
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This is ex West Freugh and Lasham airfields.

Added by Bristol Bob on 14 July 2013.
This vehicle really intrigues me. At first glance I thought it was a ex-MOD LHD TM 4-4 but it certainly isn't. It is a four wheel drive TM left hooker but it is civilian or civilianised. The cab is full width with steps ahead of the front wheels and it has a civilian bumper not the split military style. What engine is fitted I wonder? Another question is why it carries a Worcestershire Q plate[AB] - registered by Carmichael in Worcester I presume.I guess that it may be an export spec. vehicle. If anyone has any information I would love to know a little more.

Added by Peter Goodall on 20 August 2013.
is this not an ex-range vehicle from Germany?

Added by Stevie Murray on 21 August 2013.
It was, apparently, a Carmichael demonstrator, but I cannot help beyond that as to the origin of it.

Added by Bristol Bob on 21 August 2013.
It fits the type for an AFS range machine, however it would seem a cancelled overseas order would explain it.

Added by John Stott on 21 August 2013.
I just upload another picture of this veh just for info hope it help, should be showing soon.

Added by Mark whiteley on 21 August 2013.
I would think this may be a one-off as there are not many fire appliances based on the Bedford TM 4x4.
Q plates are issued to vehicles where the owner is not able to provide documentary evidence of the the year of manufacture to the DVLC.
Regards to all,

Added by Steve Prosser on 09 October 2013.
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