FDNY Superpumper System

John A. Calderone

Originally published in 1985, this band-new reprint traces the development of this one-of-a-kind fire suppression device.

The entire history of the Superpumper is covered: from its basic concept; awarding of the contract to Mack Trucks in 1963; construction; selection of firehouses and personnel; official acceptance and placement in service in 1965; gradual decline in the iid 1970’s; and eventual elimination from active service in 1982.

This book shows the awesome power of a “pumper” capable of delivering 8,800 gallons of water per minute, at 350 pounds per square inch pressure.

Complete specifications are provided, as well as runs and workers statistics.

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SpecificationsFire Apparatus Journal, 2002 Reprint
8 1/2” x 11” softcover
84 pages, 147 color and B&W photos

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