Bob sent me three color photos and a Carmichael advertisement - all from when 7SYA was in service. I was stunned! The pictures are great - more information on this particular truck than I could have hope for.
I can't say Thank You enough to Bob and Andy for thier help with this!
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|This is the Carmichael advertisement. It shows 7SYA in front of a Westland Whirlwind helicopter.
As originally fitted, this truck had a blue light, a huge searchlight and what appears to
be a siren on the roof. The text of the ad states that the truck was also fitted with a 15
ft ladder and two 200 lb dry powder units. It also states that the truck was fitted with an
alternator - I had wondered if that was original.
The original ad was 8 x 10 and the full scan is pretty big - about 474K.
|These next two photos show some changes in the paint scheme. The siren had also been removed from the roof (There is evidence that something had been mounted there) and a large siren or speaker was mounted behind the grill. Don't know which picture is older.||I'm pretty sure this is the most recent photo as the right-hand mirror is the one currently fitted. It also looks like the truck was recently repainted - there appears to be a bit of silver overspray on the tyres. The front marker and directional lights are definately not the originals and have been since replaced with newer plastic "Defender" style units.|