In the mid 1990's it was decided to replace the entire fleet of airfield crash/fire vehicles with two standard appliances, namely the Major Foam Vehicle (MFV), and the Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV),   These trucks were to become standard issue throughout the MOD and were designed with a 20 year life-span to be used anywhere in the world backed up with a servicing and support package.

The MFV's were the first to enter service and came with an impressive array of new specifications, far superior to the aging Mk9s 10s and 11s   they replaced.  These features included a bumper turret, remote operating, new foam (FFFP), High Pressure Hose Reels and onboard powder systems.


Carmichael/Unipower 6 x 6

Engine and transmission

Detroit diesel with fully automatic gearbox

Water Tank Capacity

1500 Gallons

Foam Liquid Tank Capacity

180 Gallons

Foam output

3000 Litres per minute through Roof Monitor

1100 Litres per minute through Bumper Turret

450 Litres per minute through side lines

Secondary Media

2 x 50 Kg Dry Powder Units

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