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Mercedes-Benz LF 3500 fire-fighting truck with Metz DL 22 turntable ladder.

Mercedes-Benz LF 3500 fire-fighting truck with Metz DL 22 turntable ladder.

The LF 3500 with turntable ladder embodied the state of the art in fire-fighting vehicle design in the early 1950s. The then ultramodern vehicle was built on the conventional chassis of the Mercedes-Benz 3.5-ton truck and features a ladder from the Karlsruhe-based Metz company. Mechanically powered, the ladder has a vertical extension range of 72 feet.

  • Cylinders 6
  • Displacement 280 cu in
  • Output 90 hp (66 kW)
  • at engine speed 2800/min
  • Top speed 50 mph
  • Production period 1950-1954

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