These pieces of equipment are a part of the CAF Ground Forces Detachment inventory. See a summary of each piece below and click on the LEARN MORE to see more details, restoration photos, etc.
CLETRAC Aircraft Tug
Manufactured during WWII and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corps. After serving in the European Theater (ETO), our CLETRAC was abandoned at an airfield in Belgium. In 2017 it was bought by the CAF and is currently being restored to fully operational status. Once restored she will appear at events like CAF's Wings Over Dallas with FiFi and Diamond Lil.
Airfield Fire Truck
Manufactured during WWII by the fire truck maker Ward LaFrance, this 1942 Class 500 Airfield Fire Truck was in service during the war at an airfield in Texas. It's been in private collections, sitting unrestored, until 2017 when the CAF acquired it through a donation. The current plan is to restore her to operational status as she was in WWII.
FFN-3 Crash Truck
International Harvester (IH) built this crash truck in their Springfield, OH, plant as a 1½ ton 6x6 M3-4 military truck chassis. When delivered to the U.S. Navy, it was given the military designation FFN-3. It's fitted with Bean Company body, firefighting apparatus, and accessories specific to operating aircraft crashes at military airfields and bases.
Only a few International Harvester M9A1 Halftracks were made during the war and nearly all were shipped to Allied Nations, save for a few. Having this unique surviving example is a great opportunity to preserve history.