Alvis Salamander Fire Crash Tender FV651/652 is a 1956 developed, high terrain and fast-Flugfeldlöschfahrzeug, which was developed specifically for military use.
The vehicle tasks were mainly in the Erstbekämpfung of fires in crashed aircraft that were off of an aerodrome or in rough terrain. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was the main buyer of this special fire engine and put it successfully on nearly all airfields one. With the designation of the G19 salamander was used in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Only more modern designs such as the Thornycroft Nubian Major who Appeared in the late 70s, solved this vehicle from gradually.
A total of 125 copies of the salamander were built.