Airport Fire Engines
Extinguishing major fires, saving lives, protecting material goods, preserving infrastructure: The tasks faced every day by fire brigades are challenging enough as it is. If we take all these duties together and try to fulfil them simultaneously, we have something very much like the requirement profile of a modern airport. Orders of magnitude, risk factors, hazards, the scope of possible damages at an airport everything is simply larger. It logically follows that airport fire engines are therefore considered the imperial class amongst fire engines.
For years our DRAGON/IMPACT family has already been leading the pack in this premier league of major players. Their combination of strength and speed, intelligence and protective tenacity make them opponent worthy of mastering more than just fire.
Preventive Fire Protection
Our world is getting smaller and smaller, and we’re literally conquering it on the fly. To those responsible for airport safety, this represents a challenge that is growing just as much as passenger numbers and aircraft size as well as increasing flight frequency. As far as preventive fire protection is concerned, the solution here is the DRAGON. These powerhouse airport fire engines are the safest choice for any airport. With excellent acceleration and outstanding braking power, they can also drive while spraying water, foam or powder (pump and roll mode), and they have amazing extinguishing power.
The newest DRAGON generation is entirely the result of a single integrated concept. This means everything is from a single source, from the special chassis to the superstructure, extinguishing technology to the control system. A modular system makes it possible to realize the widest possible variety of configurations in integrated vehicles. For maximum safety on the ground and a great feeling in the air.
Dimensions at less frequented airports may be smaller than those encountered at world-class metropolitan airports, but the responsibilities involved are just the same! That’s why the little brother of our airport fire engine giant has already been the boss in this smaller sector for many years: The vehicles of the IMPACT series. An integrated concept, a modular system, engine and extinguishing power, pump and roll capability, at home on or off the road, every aspect is worthy of the big machines. The fact that IMPACT vehicles are based on modified large-scale truck series components with optimized performance means they guarantee absolute reliability. Whether at a major airport or on a small airfield, whether as all-rounder or specialist, IMPACT X4 or SUPERDRAGON X8: It all stays in the family.
Magirus DRAGON X4
Extremely compact and agile: The Magirus DRAGON X4 airport fire engine is a rapid intervention vehicle with outstanding manoeuvrability. This airport fire fighting vehicle is the entry model of the DRAGON series offering all the benefits of a special ARFFV (Aircrash Rescue And Fire Fighting Vehicle) and combines them with the manoeuvrability of a compact tank pumper.
The DRAGON X4 can be used a Rapid Intervention Vehicle in any airport category, as stand alone solution up to category 5, or in combination with other ARFF vehicles. For smaller airports, it is the ideal all-rounder for fire protection on the airport. The spacious and ergonomic “Panorama Cab” allows easy entrance and exit, contributing to a fast response time. The low window areas provide the best all-round visibility.
The low centre of gravity provides an excellent cornering ability even during the fastest deployment rides. Its low-set equipment storage compartments enable the loading of extensive fire-fighting equipment as well as its ergonomic and quick removal.
Magirus DRAGON X6
Excellence in its compact form: The Magirus DRAGON X6 TEP convinces with its engine power, acceleration and extinguishing power, which are unique for this category throughout the world. This airport fire-fighting vehicle has the benefits of the DRAGON concept, but on an agile, all-terrain three-axle chassis.
In this vehicle category, the performance values of the DRAGON X6 TEP – e.g. engine power, acceleration and extinguishing power – are found nowhere else in the world.
TEP stands for Twin Engine Power Pack. The vehicle has a drive unit with two 540 HP (397 kW) in Euro 3 or 560 HP (412 kW) in Euro 5 IVECO Cursor 13 motors. The drive-line with two Allison automatic gearboxes allows to drive the vehicle at high speed, discharging water and foam (up to 9,400 l/min) in standing position or using the pump & roll mode.
Magirus SUPERDRAGON X8
Gigantic performance and flexibility in one: The Magirus SUPERDRAGON X8 airport fire engine perfectly illustrates the outstanding strengths of the Dragon concept and the power of a giant. Extinguishing major fires, saving lives, protecting material goods, preserving infrastructure: For complex tasks at large modern airports, the SUPERDRAGON X8 is always the first choice due to its outstanding capabilities. With a permissible gross weight of 52 tons, it carries a giant payload.
Depending on requirements, it is available with wheelbases from 4,050 and 5,050 mm. Its extensive reserves can be used for larger extinguishing agent capacities up to 17,000 l water tank plus foam and powder or for more fire-fighting equipment. The SUPERDRAGON X8 can be precisely adapted to local requirements in regards to its extinguishing technology and the cab design. Crews of 3, 4 or 6 fire-fighters are possible as well as placement of the driver’s seat on the left, right or centre.
Magirus IMPACT X4
The Magirus IMPACT X4 airport fire engine combines proven solutions with innovative technologies, resulting in an all-rounder with highly specialised skills. This airport fire-fighting vehicle is specially designed as a rapid intervention vehicle to be used stand alone in small category airports or in combination with other ARFF vehicles. It combines a compact size with a wide range of applications.
Magirus IMPACT X6
The Magirus IMPACT X6 represents a series of versatile and flexible ARFF solution vehicles. This airport fire-fighting vehicle enlarges the field of ARFFV operations. Thanks to the increased extinguishing capacity it covers the requirements of different categories of airports. The IMPACT X6 offers the choice between single or double cabin versions.
Magirus SUPERIMPACT X6
The Magirus SUPERIMPACT X6 is the alternative for high-performance airfield fire protection. This airport fire fighting vehicle is specially designed for the most demanding and extreme performance. It is a completely new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle (ARFF) based on large truck series with reinforced components and especially broad axes.