Oshkosh Striker

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Striker
Whitehorse International Airport ARFF Striker.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Oshkosh Corporation
Assembly United States: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Powertrain
Engine 16.0 L V8 (diesel)
Transmission
  • 7-speed automatic (4x4)
  • 7-speed automatic (6x6)
  • 6-speed automatic (8x8)
Dimensions
Wheelbase
  • 219 in (556.3 cm) (4x4)
  • 267 in (678.2 cm) (6x6)
  • 267 in (678.2 cm) (8x8)
Length
  • 426 in (1,082.0 cm) (4x4)
  • 475 in (1,206.5 cm) (6x6)
  • 535 in (1,358.9 cm) (8x8)
Width 118–122 in (299.7–309.9 cm)
Height
  • 120 in (304.8 cm) (4x4)
  • 140 in (355.6 cm) (6x6)
  • 136 in (345.4 cm) (8x8)
Curb weight
  • 62,000 lb (28,123 kg) (4x4)
  • 87,000 lb (39,463 kg) (6x6)
  • 124,000 lb (56,245 kg) (8x8)

The Oshkosh Striker is a specialized aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle built by Oshkosh Corporation at the Pierce Mfg. facilities Appleton, Wisconsin. There are three models of the Striker: 1500, 3000, 4500.[1] All models are available with a snozzle capable of piercing an aircraft fuselage to dispense fire retardant material within a cabin or cargo area.

On April 17, 2015 Oshkosh announced they will debut a new twin engine Striker 8 X 8 at Interschutz 2015[2]

1500 (4x4)[edit]

The Striker 1500, a.k.a. Striker 4x4, is the 2 axle model.[3] It features

  • 1,500-US-gallon (5,700 l) water tank
  • 210-US-gallon (790 l) foam tank
  • 450 pounds (200 kg) of dry chemical
  • 460 pounds (210 kg) of Halotron 1

Oshkosh unveiled a new modernized Striker at FDIC-Indianapolis, April 2010. It is 2,000 pounds lighter so it is faster and more maneuverable. The new Striker was designed with extensive feedback from firefighters and fire chiefs. It has a 700 HP Deutz TCD 16.0L V8 Diesel engine with over 2,000 pound-feet of torque. This new edition has 84 sq. ft. of glass in the front windscreen, and for the first time has crosslays. Engine maintenance is facilitated by a walk-in, step-up platform incorporated into the rear of the unit, making major systems easily serviced.

3000 (6x6)[edit]

The Striker 3000, a.k.a. Striker 6x6, is the 3 axle model.[4] It features:

  • 3,000-US-gallon (11,000 l) water tank
  • 420-US-gallon (1,600 l) foam tank
  • 500 pounds (230 kg) of dry chemical
  • 460 pounds (210 kg) of Halotron 1

4500 (8x8)[edit]

The Striker 4500, a.k.a. Striker 8x8, is the 4 axle model.[5] It features:

  • 4,500-US-gallon (17,000 l) water tank
  • 630-US-gallon (2,400 l) foam tank
  • 500 pounds (230 kg) of dry chemical
  • 460 pounds (210 kg) of Halotron 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Striker". Oshkosh Airport. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Oshkosh to Unveil All New Fire Apparatus, Introduce Twin-Engine Striker 8 X 8, and Demonstrate Virtual Reality Training System at Interschutz". Business Wire. Retrieved 2015-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Striker 4x4". Oshkosh Airport. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Striker 3000". Oshkosh Airport. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Striker 4500". Oshkosh Airport. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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