Gas Turbines in Fire Apparatus - The Vehicle Manufacturer's View Point 650461

Application to date of several turbine powered fire fighting vehicles has indicated that overall engine performance, starting, acceleration, gradability, and pumping ability are beyond expectations. Several such vehicles which have been built and are either in operation or undergoing evaluation tests are described, including some of the major problems encountered during construction. Areas which still require further development are outlined. It is believed that with continued experience and increased consumer demand the gas turbine engine will eventually replace the piston version as a vehicular prime mover.


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