Friday, January 11, 2013

Indian Firecycle

This customized Indian appeared in the February 1947 issue of Popular Science.  It was used by the Douglas Aircraft Company at their facility in El Segundo, CA.  A motorcycle was chosen over a standard firetruck because it could fit down the narrow aisles and into other confined spaces of the large aircraft manufacturing plant.  It was outfitted with two 30 lbs Du-gas extinguishers, two 15 lbs carbon-dioxide extinguishers and two 2 lbs carbon-dioxide extinguishers.  The platform for this vehicle was a standard Indian Dispatch Tow, which used a 45" Scout side valve V-twin motor.

1 comment:

james schoonover said...

great article , way to cool !! thanks

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