"BIG RED"

"BIG RED" IS A 1954 AMERICAN LaFRANCE AIr FORCE 0-11A CRASH TRUCK

"BIG RED" WAS DONATED TO THE B-36 PEACEMAKER MUSEUM AS A PART OF FORT WORTH AVIATION HISTORY.  THEY WERE STATIONED AT CARSWELL AIR FORCE BASE, FORT WORTH, TEXAS IN THE 50's & 60's.  THE 0-10 &  0-11A WERE DESIGNED LIKE A LONG BOX SO THEY COULD BE FLOWN ON A CARGO AIRCRAFT ALL OVER THE WORLD WHERE THEY WERE STATIONED.  THEY WERE DESIGNED TO TAKE A LOT OF HEAT SO THEY COULG GET IN CLOSE TO AN AIRCRAFT FIRE AND GET THE AIRCREWS OUT AND PROTECT THE FIREMEN THAT WERE OPERATING IT. IT WAS 8 FEET WIDE 12 FEET HIGH AND 32 FEET LONG, AND CARRIED 1,000 GALLONS OF WATER AND 100 GALLONS OF FOAM.  THE TURRETS COULD SHOOT 30 TO 35 FOOT STREAM OF FOAM.  IT HAD A FIVE MAN CREW, CREW CHIEF, TURRET OPERATOR, DRVER AND TWO RESCUE/HAND-LINEMEN. THE NEW STRIKER CRASH TRUCKS CARRY 3,000 GALLAN'S OF WATER AND MIX THE FOAM WITH AIR AND WATER AND THAT ALMOST DOUBLES THE AGENT  DISPENSED. THE LAST PHOTO BELOW SHOWS WHAT THE CRASH TRUCK WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN COMPLETED.  WE PULLED HER OFF A FARM WHERE IT HAD BEEN FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS.


WE ARE HELD UP AT THE PRESENT BECAUSE OF MONEY. WE NEED TO RAISE ABOUT $4,400.00 FOR NEW BRAKES AND HAVE HER PAINTED.

AT THAT TIME SHE WILL BE THE ONLY OPERATIONAL 0-11A AIR FORCE CRASH TRUCK IN THE WORLD.

Video OF THE RESTORATION OF THE 0-11A CALLED "BIG RED"

THIS VIDEO  SHOWS THE HISTORY OF "BIG RED" FROM THE TIME WE PULLED  HER  FROM THE FARM UNTIL PRESENT.