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Trumpeter: MAZ 8x8 Firetruck
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 07:40 PM UTC
Trumpeter announces the AA-60 Firetruck variant of their now well known MAZ 8x8 chassis:



Trumpeter's September release schedule focuses on Soviet / Russian heavy duty trucks.

Read the Full News Story at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=32952

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 07:46 PM UTC
Announcement also posted elsewhere on Armorama at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=279110
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 07:48 PM UTC
The AA-60 should be hot! (pun intended) I started a scratch conversion of the MA3 firefighter some years back with good results. Unfortunately I bore easily so it is still a work in progress. This should be a nice addition to the great Trumpeter/MAZ 8x8 line of heavy vehicles!




The beginnings of my scratch/conversion.
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 07:54 PM UTC
For you guys (like me) that immediately start thinking about modifications and conversions just know that in real life there is a slightly smaller AA-50 version AND an even bigger AA-70 version of this vehicle!


SMALL:





MEDIUM: (The Trumpeter offering)



LARGE: (Transverse mounted secondary foam/chemical tank. With or without the high reach extended folding nozzle arms.)



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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 08:11 PM UTC
Difference between the AA-60 and the slightly shorter AA-50:

The 50 lacks the rear mounted pump and storage locker for the large area foam spreader equipment.



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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
When the time comes for you guys to build this big beautiful new Trumpeter Firetruck here is my 60+ photo reference file on the subject.

http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/165thspc/library/MAZ-Firetruck

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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 08:32 PM UTC
Check out the nice set of four (foam/chemical/oxygen???) bottles mounted on the right side behind the cab.

Those are getting added to my model- - for sure!

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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 08:41 PM UTC
Your Firetruck DOESN'T have to be red!

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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 08:45 PM UTC
There is even an auxiliary water transport truck.



This tanker is built on the shorter MAZ semi tractor chassis that utilizes a shorter wheelbase and heavy leaf spring rear suspension. (Note closer spacing on third and fourth axles.)



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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 01:37 AM UTC
Thanks for the information Mike, those vehicles are really huge (and beautiful indeed)
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:22 AM UTC
I love these big trucks, added this kit to the wishlist. It'll probably be a long time before I'd ever get to building one, so I hope to see some build threads when this comes out.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 03:10 PM UTC
Wonder if the kit will have markings for Nyonoksa Fire Dept. , after the recent brouhaha there. Too soon???
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:43 PM UTC
Anyone have the final news report on that? As you would expect coverage over here was minimal. Was there an actual detonation or just a release of nuclear material?

From what little I can discover it was an experimental nuclear powered (driven) missile and it was the engine itself that blew up, killing 5-6 scientists with a release of nuclear (mostly gamma) radiation.

Do not know why the Russians would even become involved in such experimentation but I presume that means the US and China have been doing similar research.

The US was experimenting with two nuclear powered bombers in the fifties (I know an ex-draftsman that was on the design team.) but the effort was scrapped after static tests and the building of one aircraft that carried a working reactor. The reactor was functional but did not provide functional drive power to the aircraft.