USMC orders additional P-19R firefighting vehicles from Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. U.S Marine Corps (USMC) officials ordered an additional 54 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles from Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corp. company.

expects to field the first P-19Rs in June of 2017 and in total, Oshkosh will deliver 164 P-19Rs through 2019.

The Oshkosh P-19R delivers 16 inches of independent wheel travel to provide all-terrain performance for off-runway emergencies. It provides the payload capacity needed to carry 1,000 gallons of water, 130 gallons of foam agent, and 500 lbs. of Halotron auxiliary firefighting agent. The roof and bumper turrets combined will discharge up to 750 gallons per minute. The system is also equipped with the Oshkosh Command Zone integrated control and diagnostics system.

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