Chicago Fire Department 1954 FWD 85' Tractor-Drawn Aerial

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Chicago Fire Department 1954 FWD 85' Tractor-Drawn Aerial scale model

CFD Hook & Ladder Company 8 - 1954 FWD Tractor Trailer

The flagship of any elite vintage fire truck collection.
This is your opportunity to take home a piece of Chicago firefighting history. This 1:50 scale model of Chicago Fire Department's 1954 FWD 85' Tractor Drawn Aerial is a museum grade masterpiece, and a worthy addition to elite Chicago collections. Hand-crafted and limited in production, this replica will not be available long. 



Chicago Fire Department 1954 FWD Tractor Trailer scale model is hand-crafted

Hand-crafted using over 965 intricately detailed parts.
Chicago's FWD tractor-trailer features true-to-scale parts that are individually designed, cast or fabricated, painted, decorated and assembled over the course of 18 months. From the hand lights mounted behind the cab to the trailer-mounted street and cellar pipes, the 1954 FWD is authentic and precise.



Choose from Chicago H&L Companies 8, 19, 26, 33, 41 and 53

Production extremely limited of six H&L Companies
Only 50 pieces each of Hook & Ladder Companies 8, 19, 26, 33, 41 and 53 have been produced. Fire Replicas manufactures true collectibles in limited quantities for enhanced long-term value. Once fully sold, no additional units will be produced.



Each replica is unique in graphics and replicated wood characteristics

Each production model is unique
Each wooden ladder is replicated using water immersion graphics to create a wood grain appearance. The wood grain and tone will vary, model to model. In addition, each H&L Co. replica has unique graphics including license plates, and door and hood decals. H&L Companies 19 and 33 feature "Chicago Fire Dept." on the hood, while the others feature "C.F.D".



Chicago FWD Tiller is protected in a custom case

Preserved and protected in a custom case.
The 1954 FWD Tractor-Trailer measures 15 inches long and includes a fully custom case measuring 18"L x 6"W x 5.25"T. The case includes a stainless steel nameplate featuring the truck/department name and CFD scramble logo.


Chicago 1954 FWD Tractor Drawn Aerial H&L 8 

Chicago Fire Department FWD 85' Tractor-Drawn Aerial scale model specs

  • Scale: 1:50
  • Production Quantity: 50 each of H&L Co 8, 19, 26, 33, 41 and 53
  • H&L Companies 19 and 33 feature "Chicago Fire Dept." hood graphics. Others feature "C.F.D"
  • Wooden Ladders are replicated using water immersion. Therefore the tones of the "wood" will vary from model to model.
  • Multi-materials including High Def Resin, stainless steel photo etch metal, wire, rubber and other composites.
  • Mounted inside high quality, custom display case featuring etched stainless steel I.D. nameplate.
  • Model Dimensions: 15"L x 2"W x 2.5"T
  • Display Case Dimensions: 18"L x 6"W x 5.25"T

More About the Scale Model

This Chicago Fire Department FWD 85' Tractor Drawn Aerial scale model is a museum grade replica. Like all Fire Replicas models, every detail is modeled to perfection and with razor sharp precision. The replica features the specific department configuration and graphics, leaving no detail overlooked. The display case is custom manufactured with high quality acrylic and resin. The stainless steel etched plate features the department and truck name, and department seal. This replica is a treasure to be displayed and admired and is in no way a toy.

Chicago Fire Department H&L 33 - FWD Tractor Trailer


Safety Warning

This is not a toy and not suitable for children under the age of 14. This highly detailed scale model contains small, intricate pieces that may present a choking hazard.

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  • 5
    Grand Slam

    Posted by JoeO on 31st Oct 2019

    This is one of the most amazing replicas I have ever laid my eyes on. To be able to capture and create the truck as it was in 1954 is just mind boggling. The massive FWD Tractor is just beautiful with all its glorious details just popping out. Once you look this cab over and see the lights and bells you will be amazed by the grill lines. The rear of the cab has all the wires etc going to the trailer. The trailer and frame work to hold the turn table, ladders, axes, pike poles, and more our stunning with perfect lines. The process to stain the wooden ladder gives off a grain look. The main ladder and hoist is another incredible feature done in stainless steel and resin. Having seen the real trucks and the replica I was just in awe. The best part of classic fire trucks is everything was open to see, the replica is exactly the same. This one is a must for your collection, you will not regret it and my guess is it will be the centerpiece of your collection.