10/14/12 142 W, 4 I - + 11 - 3 Vintage images of Atlanta airport fire department

Found for sale on eBay, for your Sunday enjoyment, here are four vintage images of the Atlanta airport fire department. The apparatus looks as shot in the 1960s or 1970s, or maybe even early 1980s? The station photo looks like the 1980s. (How big was the airport fire department at that time? Two stations? Three?) That's a lot of Oshkosh, with four of the civilian version of the Air Force's great P-16 P-15.  Once listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's most powerful fire engine. (Previously held by the FDNY super pumper, when it was operational.) Photographer unknown, search eBay for "Atlanta airport fire." Would love to see more images and learn more of their history. Any resources out there? Commemorative books ever produced? Click to enlarge:

From a reader, here are the differences between the military P-15 and the civilian M4000. Thanks Pete!

P15 vs M4000

P15: Two roof turrets, front and rear, M4000 one in the front

P15: 6100 gallons water, M4000, 4000 gallons

No P15 was ever authorized for civilian use.
Legeros - 10/15/12 - 13:25

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