The Queen Eleanor fire engine

Original photograph of Fire Tender now known as Eleanor

Thornycroft Nubian Crash Tender

Many of these fire/crash tenders were made during World War ll and have found homes all over the world becoming a familiar sight on airfields from Finland to Australia.

Chassis – Just over 5000 Thornycroft Nubian chassis were produced. These chassis were the natural choice for use in difficult conditions when maximum traction was required.

Body – Special bodies for fire/crash tenders were constructed by body builders such as Pyrene, Sun, Carmichael and Air Foam

Engine – 8 Cylinder Rolls Royce petrol engine driving through a transfer gearbox to both front and rear axles