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BW6 for Athelstone
Submitted On Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Submitted By Pip

Athelstone took delivery of a new Bulk Water Carrier last week.

The new State Aviation BW6 is based on a 1999 Isuzu FVR900 Long chassis, (previously the chassis for Summertown BW8) is 4 x 2 and carries around 6,500 litres of water (the back coming from the previous Athelstone Tanker

It is fitted with a Deutz 2FL2011 motor /Darley HE500 pump.

It replaces Athelstone Tanker, which was removed from service in 2017, due to mechanical issues.

Athelstone CFS provides a statewide aviation firefighting support

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