I've completed a bunch of FDNY apparatus. I've kinda been experimenting with a mixed MS Paint / Photo realistic format. I've even tried my hand at creating the fire stations for these models. They are available at the bottom of the page.
In this section I'll be posting my paper models of USAF Fire Apparatus. Current models include an...
- R2 (R-"Deuce") rescue truck PDF AVAILABLE
- 530B Structural Pumper PDF AVAILABLE
- Type 750A Structural Pumper PDF AVAILABLE
- P-4 Crash Truck (3 Versions) PDF AVAILABLE
- P-2 Crash Truck
and, of course and Assistant Chief's Pick-up truck. PDF AVAILABLE
The Asst Chief's Truck, the 530B, the 750A, and the R2 Rescue Truck are now ready and available PDF. See the attachments section below.
750A PROJECT is complete
P-4 Project Complete
My first attempt at paper modelling fire apparatus was the Air Force A/S32P-2. It was a simple model and I am now working on making it more.....sophisticated.
I am also working on a model of the McClellen AFB Special Response Tracked Vehicle. If anyone knows where I can find more information plase let me know.
Although it seams I'm nostalgic for my days on these fire trucks...I was never assigned to any of them (except the P2).
I never even saw an R-2 in service.
The only place I saw a 750A was in tech school. And, it wasn't there for us firefighters, it was there for the mechanic school.
When Engine-4 (a P-8 4WD 500gpm pumper) would go down for repairs at McGuire, we borrowed a 530B from Fort Dix. I rode tailboard once. We didn't have any runs.
I come from the world of P-4s, P-2 Diesels, P-15, and P-19 Crash Trucks. Of P-8 & P-12 Pumpers. Of P-13 Ramp Patrol Trucks. And, of course P-10 Rescue Trucks. These will be my next models.
As a sidenote, I am attempting a plastic model build of the P-10 using a "Little Red Delivery Wagon" for the cab.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
While the 750A & P-4 are completely my creation both the cab & chassis on the 530B & R-2 were created by someone else. I only designed the firefighting bodies and repainted the cabs. My problem is I down loaded them so long ago I don't know who the original modeler is. If someone knows please tell me. The Assistant Chief's truck is a repaint only from the same M37.
I would like to give the original artist credit if anyone can assist me. The 750A, the McClellan Tracked Rescue Vehicle, and the P-2 are completely my creations using skills I learned from watching others and especially trial and error (mostly error).
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT USAF FIRE PROTECTION HISTORY...
Mr. Douglas E. Courchene has written an excellent resource.. "Pioneers With Intent, Memoirs of an Air Force Firefighter."
Published by the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency in 2003, an electronic edition was made available for free download and distribution in 2006. It is availble below unchanged and uneditied in accordance with the copyrights