Mk 6

Introduced in 1956, the Mk 6 combined a 5000 gallon per minute air-blown foam system with superb off–road performance to create the iconic RAF Fire Service vehicle that so many of us remember so fondly.

Later versions did away with the suction eye and had a BCF system with flaked hose as oppose to the reels used with the earlier CBM extinguishant.  The Mk6C had a double jet monitor  capable of delivering 5000 gallons of foam a minute.


Alvis Salamander 6 X 6


Rolls Royce B81 Petrol, 237 bhp @ 4,000 rpm


Length - 19ft 6in; Width - 8ft 6in; Height -10ft 0in ; WB -10ft 0in (front to rear), 5ft (front to centre and centre to rear) ; G/C -1ft 6in


Unladen - 12 tons 12 cwt

Water Tank Capacity

700 Gallons

Foam Liquid Tank Capacity

110 Gallons

Foam output (finished foam)

5000 Gallons per- minute through monitor and two side-lines or through double-jet monitor on Mk 6C


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