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Marines Select Oshkosh Fire Fighting Vehicle

Posted on May 31, 2013

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corp., to deliver its new fleet of P-19 Replacement Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles. The Oshkosh P-19R will be the Marines’ first-response vehicle in aircraft fire emergencies at military bases and expeditionary airfields.

“Oshkosh leveraged product and engineering expertise from both our Defense and Airport Products teams to respond to the P-19R solicitation,” said John Urias, Oshkosh Corp. executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “The Oshkosh P-19R delivers a modern, expeditionary platform with advanced firefighting capabilities for the highly volatile situations Marines might face.”

The Oshkosh P-19R is based on the Oshkosh Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) platform – which is currently supporting the Marine Corps’ off-road, heavy-payload missions across the globe – and the technologically advanced Striker firefighting systems from Oshkosh Airport Products.

The Oshkosh Striker (see December 2012 Diesel Progress) is powered by a Deutz TCD16.0V8 diesel engine rated 697 hp. The engine is mated to an Allison 4800 EVS automatic transmission which drives a cast aluminum transfer case through an Oshkosh-designed power divider.

The drivetrain also incorporates the Oshkosh TAK-4 all-wheel independent suspension with front and rear axles with Oshkosh differentials.

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