Panther On The Prowl

The latest UK airport to make use of the Rosenbauer Panther CA5 6 x 6 vehicle fire-fighting vehicle is Leeds Bradford International which unveiled it new acquisition on August 18.  The Panther can accommodate up to four fire fighters with equipment and holds 12,500 litres of water, 1,500 litres of foam, 250kg of dry powder and 100kg of BCF fire fighting agents.  The Fire Appliance was manufactured in Austria by Rosenbauer but supplied by local firm Angloco from Batley, West Yorkshire.
Leeds Bradford’s vehicle also has a forward-looking infrared camera (FLIR), which locates hot spots on an aircraft and enables a driver to respond to an emergency even in low visibility conditions.                          (LBIA)