Mk 5

The Mk 5 was the first Thorneycroft/Rolls Royce foam tender to enter service. It boasted coach-built bodywork by Whitson and the fire equipment installed by Sun Engineering.


Thorneycroft Nubian 4 X 4


Length - 22ft 0in/46.70m; Width - 7ft 7in/2.31m; Height - 10ft 7in/3.22m; WB - 12ft 0in/3.65m; G/C - 13in/330mm


Unladen - 10 tons 5 cwt


Rolls Royce B80 Petrol  155 bhp @ 3,500 rpm

Water Tank Capacity

400 Gallons

Foam Liquid Tank Capacity

60 Gallons

Foam output (finished foam)

2300 Gallons per- minute through two side-lines

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