Roaring Panthers at the Blue Danube

Published:  19 September, 2013

Following a purchase in 2011 Blue Danube Airport Linz has again opted for Rosenbauer with a second Panther 6x6 crash tender.

The new Panther has a 6-cylinder, rear-mounted engine with around 700hp and therefore, in spite of a weight of 39t, is capable of accelerating from 0-80 km/h within 30 seconds. The truck carries 12,500l of water, 1,500l of foam and 500kg of powder for firefighting and is also equipped with a CO2 unit. However, the most prominent feature of the new Linz PANTHER is the fact that it is the first of its type to be fitted with an original certificated EURO V Volvo engine.

In addition, the truck is equipped with a front-mounted RM15C monitor and an RM60C on the roof with an output of 6,000 l/min at 10 bar. In combination with an integrated R600 pump, these high-performance monitors provide top throw distance ratings of up to 90m and both can be operated simply and simultaneously via a joystick. Other comfort and safety features include surrounding area lighting, LED lighting in the crew cabin, a quick start via the driver’s door and a reversing camera. 

Dieter Siegel, the Rosenbauer International AG CEO notes: ‘Rosenbauer represents a cornerstone of the Upper Austrian economic location. Therefore, the regional loyalty of the Blue Danube Airport Linz makes us especially proud, particularly as the Linz Airport shapes the first impressions of our international guests and customers upon their arrival in our city.’

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