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New, High Performance, Airport Crash-Rescue Vehicles
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1985 by SAE International in United States
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Airport crash rescue vehicles are required to match limit conditions of performance in regard to acceleration, mobility and load carrying capability, with a very high degree of “on-the-day” reliability to meet emergency conditions. This paper describes a unique range of vehicles, which comprises four, six, and eight wheel drive vehicles, with independent suspension and an all up weight from 12 to 28 tonnes. Installed power is from 340 to 550 horse power (255 to 413 kW) and all vehicles drive through an automatic change speed gear box to a transfer box and thence to rigidly mounted axles with controlled slip differentials. Ventilated disc brakes with servo actuation are used on all wheels and crew cabs are designed for optimum crew safety.
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CitationTimoney, E., Timoney, S., and Timoney, S., "New, High Performance, Airport Crash-Rescue Vehicles," SAE Technical Paper 850568, 1985, https://doi.org/10.4271/850568.
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