SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER, SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION AND APPRECIATION OF ANTIQUE MOTOR FIRE APPARATUS IN AMERICA

SPECIAL FEATURE!

Crowns used for the movie:

"TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES"

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

BEFORE T3: Crown Firecoach serial no. F1820, a 1980 widebody, 1500/500, Detroit Diesel, 50' Telesqurt. In its prime, this unit served the Huntington Beach Fire Department as Engine 41. For the movie it was relettered as Los Angeles Fire Department Engine 40 and used as the moving rig in the crane chase sequence.
BEFORE T3: Crown Firecoach serial no. F1830, a 1980 widebody, 1500/500, Detroit Diesel, pumper. Shown here in happier days as Engine 26 of the Orange County Fire Department which served north Irvine. For the movie a telesqurt boom was mounted on it from another unit to make it appear identical to F1820 above. It is the "stunt double" for F1820 that was blown apart in a fireball in the crane chase sequence.
Click here to see the "during" and "after" photos of the T3 fire rigs