It's Called a FireCat and It's Really, Really Good at Its Job

This is the firetruck of your childhood dreams.

By Evan Bleier

 
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21 March 2017

What do the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines have in common besides kicking ass?

They all use armored security vehicles that were designed by Lenco Industries — like this one.

Built on the chassis of a 2017 Ford Super Duty with a turbocharged V8, the Lenco BearCat X3 FireCat is a rapid-response vehicle that’s equipped with a roof-mounted nozzle which is able to shoot out up to 500 gallons of water per minute thanks to its onboard water tank.

SWAT Fire Truck (4 images)

While it can serve for a local fire department and hook into a pump for a continuous water supply, the fire-fighting vehicle is designed to put out blazes in battlefield situations where a traditional fire truck would be vulnerable to attack and can also be used for civil disturbances.

Protected by .50 CAL armor, the FireCat starts around $200,000 and is fully customizable.

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