Few vehicles command the respect of a fire truck. The mere presence of one of these engineering marvel is enough to make any man, woman or child stop and stare in amazement. The Perce Manufacturing Company was established in 1913 in Appleton, Wisconsin by brothers Humphrey and Dudley Pierce with the express intent to build the finest fire fighting machines on Earth. The Quantum Pumper is just one example of how the company has succeeded.
Like Pierce, TWH is committed to bringing the best possible scale versions to market. They too have had great success. The Number 16 version seen here is one of five Pierce Quantum Pumpers TWH has created for the San Antonio Fire Department. It is amazingly detailed and functional featuring a tilt-forward cab, pivoting ladder rack, removable ladders, functional steering, rotating hose reels, working fan and active suspension.
Detail in 1:50 scale includes all safety lighting, multi-material mirrors, wired and plumbed engine and hydraulic systems, diamond plate decking and photoetched grille. The eight-inch long, 2.5-inch high diecast replica sells for $190 in very limited supply.
No diecast collection should be without a fire fighting apparatus. It doesnt matter is you collect exotics, classics or muscle cars, a fire truck is an all-in-one machine and will compliment any and all collector niches.