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Oshkosh P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)

The Oshkosh P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) is a 65 ton, 8x8 vehicle that was first fielded in 1977. It carries 6,100 gallons of water and 515 gallons of foam, designed for all-weather operation at airfields for fire suppression. Two 1,250 gpm pumps and two 1,200 gpm turrets delivered the water and foam.

The Oshkosh P-15 ARFF is powered by a Detroit Diesel 8V92F V-8 engine mated to an Allison 750DRD 5-speed transmission. The huge P-15 weighed 59,000 kg (130,860 lbs), with dimensions length 13.8 m (45.2 ft), width 3.1 m (10.0 ft), and height 4.2 m (13.8 ft).

Military Airlift Command C-5 Galaxy loads a prototype of the USAF P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) in an airlift test, Oshkosh, WI, 30 June 1977
Military Airlift Command C-5 Galaxy loads a prototype of the USAF P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) in an airlift test, Oshkosh, WI, 30 June 1977.

P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) at a fuel storage fire, Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 September 1980
P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) at a fuel storage fire, Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1 September 1980.

P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) from the 3902nd Civil Engineering Squadron during fire training, Exercise Global Shield '84, Offutt AFB, NE, 1 April 1984
P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) from the 3902nd Civil Engineering Squadron during fire training, Exercise Global Shield '84, Offutt AFB, NE, 1 April 1984.

P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) on display at the DoD open house air show, Andrews AFB, MD, 12 May 1984
P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) on display at the DoD open house air show, Andrews AFB, MD, 12 May 1984.

Firefighters aboard P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) prepare to spray foam onto a fire caused by the explosion of a 40,000 gallon JP-4 aviation fuel storage tank, 5 April 1986
Firefighters aboard P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) prepare to spray foam onto a fire caused by the explosion of a 40,000 gallon JP-4 aviation fuel storage tank, 5 April 1986.

A firefighter wearing a proximity suit operates the high pressure water cannon of a US Navy P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), NAS, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, 1 December 1986
A firefighter wearing a proximity suit operates the high pressure water cannon of a US Navy P-15 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), NAS, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, 1 December 1986.