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.


Unknown said...

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