Your Last Best Hope When Your Plane Catches on Fire
Andrew Tarantola, Gizmodo.com
"So you're sitting on the runway, waiting to taxi, when suddenly it hits you, "Funny, airplanes don't normally smell like burning." Then the panic hits. Don't worry, if your airport has a Colet K/R40 Jaguar, you'll probably be fine.
... Built by Colet SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) in Los Altos, California, the K/R40 Jaguar is the most powerful crash truck in the world. The 1600HP, triple-turbo engine that pushes its 44-ton frame to 50mph in less than 17 seconds. It tops out at 115mph top speed, also making the K/R40 the fastest vehicle for its size in the world."
The Colet K/40E Jaguar
Setting the New Standard in Speed, Stability and Safety
Editor/Executive Publisher, AFJ
"...In my opinion, even considering the many so-called ‘new” design improvements now being touted by other manufacturers, the new COLET K/40E JAGUAR 8X8 ARFF RIV vehicle is ten times more technologically advanced and engineered than any other ARFF vehicle built today. Speed, safety, greater mobility and performance are the hallmarks of all COLET ARFF vehicles...COLET has once again proven that what others say can’t be done, can be done."
New Airport Fire Engine - More than just a Fire Truck
by the Sonoma County Airport
August 1, 2006
"The Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) has recently taken delivery of an extraordinary piece of machinery, a COLET K/15S Jaguar Gen4 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle. This $620,000 vehicle was purchased with a 90% Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to prepare STS for the resumption of commercial air service. This is no ordinary fire truck, however, it is a state-of-the-art specialized vehicle made to exacting specifications, designed to be the fastest and most advanced aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle in the US."
The Jaguar for the Firefighter
February 1996 Issue
"...From the first glance the Colet Jaguar looks like a stepbrother of the Apache Army helicopter. It's no wonder because the designer Colet uses the technology from aircraft design. The frame of the vehicle is built of stainless steel with a monocoque design making up the main support. Good strong build and lightweight with excellent suspension system..."a
Innovative Engineering Saves Lives
Off-Highway Engineering Magazine
December 1995 Issue
"...The innovative K-15 Jaguar airport crash vehicle is being hailed as a revolutionary fire fighting "system." Its fire-fighting capabilities from acceleration, speed, and mass, to power discharge systems are literally unmatched by any other airport rescue vehicle on the market today..."
The Unique Formula One Crash Truck
Military Firefighter Magazine
May 1995 Issue
"A radically new vehicle, the Colet K/15 Jaguar all-weather, all-terrain aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle is being hailed as the most advanced crash vehicle in the market today. And the experts say it could be dominating the military fire scene for at least the next 20 years..."