Oshkosh Striker

U.S. Air Force Airmen watch an Oshkosh Striker fire engine capabilities display at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 27, 2021. The Striker fire engines are designed with a “snozzle” that is capable of penetrating an aircraft’s fuselage and extinguishing fires in the cargo or cabin areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah D. Coger)

The Oshkosh Striker is a specialized aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle built by Oshkosh Corporation at the Pierce Mfg. facilities Appleton, Wisconsin. There are three models of the Striker: 1500, 3000, 4500. All models are available with a snozzle capable of piercing an aircraft fuselage to dispense fire retardant material within a cabin or cargo area.


4x4 2 Axle Model

  • 1500 gal. water tank
  • 210 gal. foam tank
  • 500 lb. dry chemical
  • 460 lb. Halotron 1

Oshkosh unveiled a new modernized Striker at FDIC-Indianapolis, April 2010. It is 2,000 pounds lighter so it is faster and more maneuverable. The new Striker was designed with extensive feedback from firefighters and fire chiefs. It has a 700 HP Deutz TCD 16.0L V8 Diesel engine with over 2,000 pound-feet of torque. This new edition has 84 sq. ft. of glass in the front windscreen, and for the first time has crosslays. Engine maintenance is facilitated by a walk-in, step-up platform incorporated into the rear of the unit, making major systems easily serviced. It can be seen on the Oshkosh website, www.oshkoshcorp.com.


6x6 3 Axle Model

  • 3000 gal. water tank
  • 420 gal. foam tank
  • 500 lb. dry chemical
  • 460 lb. Halotron 1


8x8 4 Axle Model

  • 4500 gal. water tank
  • 630 gal. foam tank
  • 500 lb. dry chemical
  • 460 lb. Halotron 1


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