|For the fire truck in Fallout: New Vegas, see Fire truck (Fallout: New Vegas).|
The fire truck is a vehicle designed to aid firefighters in putting out fires. This particular model has only been seen in Appalachia.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
A massive firefighting vehicle built on the basis of an 8x8 heavy truck, this particular vehicle was used by fire departments across Appalachia. With the entire rear bed converted to carry fire fighting equipment and a supply of water or other extinguishing agents, together with enough capacity to carry multiple firefighters, it was a powerful asset in emergency operations. The ability to travel off-road with ease, coupled with the front-mounted fire hose, allowed the vehicle to be used in areas conventional fire trucks could not reach.
Compared to fire trucks seen in the Mojave Wasteland and in the Divide, the Appalachian fire truck is purpose made, rather than a modified semi-trailer truck, and features a sloped front grille, larger cab with front and back seats, as well as a bigger, more streamlined water tank. The vehicle also has two faded blue rotating-beacons as its emergency lights.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Four inside of the Charleston Fire Department.
- Two underneath the Rockhound in the Ash Heap.
- Two at Wade Airport on the runway.
- One at Morgantown Airport.
- One at the Crater, near Munch.
- One on Highway 65, surrounding in strangler vines in the Mire.
- One at the Red Rocket Mega Stop.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The fire truck that appears in Fallout 76 bears a nearly identical resemblance to a 1960s Soviet truck known as the MAZ-7310, specifically the 1977 MAZ-7310 AA-60-160-01 model. These trucks were called transporter erector launchers and were primarily used to ferry ballistic missiles ranging from short-ranged variants (SRBMs) to nuclear-tipped intercontinental versions (ICBMs) equipped with multiple targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs) during the height of the Cold War.