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Are we the Clever Country?: October 2007

Sunday, 28 October 2007

German Airmatic Firefighting tank

Here is a video from Youtube about the latest German designed firefighting tanks - note that this vehicle is easily traversing along the bitument roads in this town without "ripping up" or damaging the road surface.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Fighting Bushfires with Tanks

This paper outlines a demilitarisation plan for the Australian Leopard Tanks which are currently being replaced by the Abrams M1A1 tank.

A German manufacturer is providing equipment that enables conversion of Leopards into a firefighting role. These vehicles will then be capable of providing the maximum amount of protection for crews and also the maximum in 'bushfire knockdown capability' of any ground based vehicle on the fireground.