As my contribution to the Engineering GB I shall be knocking out a 1/35 scratched conversion of the Big Wind Fire-fighting vehicle. With a glut of redundant MiG jet engines a number were pressed into service for other purposes, alongside bogie-mounted train line defrosting applications many were mounted on old tank hulls for use as fire-fighting machines. In my research I have seen examples mounted on T34, T55, T62 and T72 hulls, I was originally going with the T34 version (thanks Bill for the donated hull) but changed my mind and went for the T55 variant. I have a number of T55 kits languishing in the stash and it made sense to utilise one of the poorer quality examples by adding details and the conversion obviously as it makes for a more imposing vehicle. So this is what I'm aiming for.....
Robbo - There are videos of the beast in operation, the jets are basically enormous blowers, the three pipes over the top of each are foam nozzles, an external foam generator attaches to the manifolds on each side of the vehicle the jets are flashed up and bob's yer auntie's hubby. The vehicle appears to be predominantly used for aircraft/fuel fires and oil-well extinguishing
Bill - Photos.....Google is my best friend
Paul - Noted....I'll keep you posted on progress and may well take you up on yer PMed offer