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Oshkosh Debuts Storm Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle

OSHKOSH, WI—Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), introduced the all-new Oshkosh® Storm aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) fire apparatus. The Oshkosh Storm is engineered to provide ARFF response for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) airports. Oshkosh is embarking upon a road show tour to demonstrate the vehicle’s capabilities to airports located in the Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Merida, and Cancun regions of Mexico.

“The new Oshkosh Storm ARFF vehicle is designed with valuable input and assistance from ICAO airport fire departments and authorities looking for a powerful and economical emergency response vehicle,” says Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager.

The Oshkosh Storm ARFF vehicle features a 6×6 all-wheel-drive axle configuration with the Oshkosh 3300 transfer case. The Cummins ISM 500-hp turbo diesel engine is Euro 5 emissions-compliant and is mated to an Allison six-speed electronic automatic transmission for smooth power delivery. The vehicle accelerates from 0-80 KPH in less than 40 seconds, and the angle of approach and departure are 30 degrees for off-road capabilities. The four-door cab offers seating for up to eight firefighters and is available in either left or right hand drive.

The firefighting system meets ICAO ARFF requirements and features a 6,000-liter (1,585-gallon) water tank and two 6.35-cm (2.5-inch) direct tank fills. The PTO-driven pump delivers 4,731 lpm (1,250 gpm) output and delivers pump-in-motion capabilities. An in-cab-controlled roof turret delivers 3,785 lpm (1,000 gpm), while a pair of 38-mm (1.5-inch) attack lines are available in compartments located on each side of the vehicle. A 226.8-kg (500-pound) dry chemical system is standard, as is a foam tank capacity of 750 liters (198 gallons). The Oshkosh Storm ARFF vehicle also features three under-truck protection nozzles.

For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.