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Mk 9



The introduction of the Mk 9 along with TACR1 and new foams began a new era in crash fire-fighting. Because of the nature of the flouroprotein foam it was delivered as premix, then aspirated at the monitor and through foam making branch-pipes. 

Having a large tank capacity, the Mk 9 did not rely upon having extra water delivered from DP trucks, and its impressive jet throw from the monitor made it a powerful tool in fighting large aircraft fires quickly and effectively.  The only down side came when crash crews were reduced in size following the introduction of the Mk 9.



Thorneycroft Nubian Major V227 10 ton 6 X 6


Cummins V903 Diesel 306 Gross HP

Water Tank Capacity

1250 Gallons

Foam Liquid Tank Capacity

130 Gallons

Foam output (Pre-mix)

1590 Gallons per minute





27AJ12 at Brize Norton

From Steve Greenaway



28AJ42 at Scampton

From Steve Greenaway



51RN45 at Lyneham

From Steve Greenaway



28AJ28 at Odiham

From Steve Greenaway



27AJ31 at Binbrook

From Fred Jiggins



27AJ23 at Brize Norton

From Rodney Webb



28AJ25 at Wittering

From Steve Greenaway


17RN51 at Leuchars

From Ken Reid


27AJ12 at Benson

From Steve Greenaway


28AJ30 at Shawbury

From Ken Reid



28AJ37 at Wyton

From Steve Greenaway



28AJ39 at Abingdon

From Steve Greenaway



27AJ20 at Benson

From Steve Greenaway



30AG80 at Abingdon

From Steve Greenaway



27AJ34 at Duxford

From Steve Greenaway



From Gareth Jordan

28AJ34 at a Duxford Fire Rally

From Steve Greenaway


27AJ03 at Manston

From Steve Greenaway


28AJ22 at Gibraltar

From Jeff Pittman


30AG81 at Gibraltar

From Paul Theobald

27AG03 restored at Scampton Museum


28AJ27 at Northolt

From Colin Kingston


30AG89 with kit on display

From Q Eaton


51RN43 at Wittering

From Del Fisher

28AJ44 at Waddington

From Ray Fearnley 



28AJ44 the wrong way up

Waddington 1983

From Ray Fearnley 





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