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
    CFD 1954 FWD TDA

    Posted by Jim Donnelly on 24th Mar 2020

    Fabulous model, like all Fire Replicas miniatures, an absolutely exquisite re-creation of the real thing, The company staff is very friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable. Next, give us a Mack C85 (ideally FDNY E236, which protected my neighborhood in the East New York section of Brooklyn) and an LA City or LA County Crown Firecoach.

  • 5
    great craftsmanship and a proud item to showcase

    Posted by joseph lobianco on 10th Mar 2020

    Can always count on you for great details, as I remember these fire trucks growing up. well boxed and packed and no problems upon receiving truck. Just as I remember growing up. Thank You, Joe

  • 5
    1954 FWD Hook & Ladder

    Posted by John E. Loughney Jr. on 30th Jan 2020

    Received my order “1954 CFD Hook & Ladder” very quickly. Looking forward to many more orders especially the 1948 Double Cab Pumper coming out in early March. And there was no problem using a Money Order

  • 5
    FWD 1954 Chicago FD TDA LADDER TRUCK

    Posted by John Dewan on 17th Jan 2020

    The detail work on this truck was fantastic.

  • 5
    1954 Chicago FWD Tiller Aerial

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Jan 2020

    Well done model of this unique model. Good detail. A nice addition to any collection.

  • 5
    '54 FWD AERIAL

    Posted by Howard Brenner on 13th Jan 2020

    This is the star of my collection. I remember the roar of the motor on the actual rig back in the day. You've managed to capture it's beauty after all these years.

  • 5
    Great 1954 FWD

    Posted by Rodney Rickert on 24th Dec 2019

    The detail on the wood ladders is fantastic. Looks exactly like the picture of the real truck. Fire Replicas have outdone themselves again.

  • 5
    1954 FWD 85’ aerial Chicago

    Posted by Jack Jansen on 23rd Dec 2019

    Great item. I’m extremely pleased with this replica. Having seen the actual unit, I was really impressed by the level of detail

  • 5
    Perfection to the Max!!!

    Posted by Chief Michael L. Kukk, PhD. on 19th Dec 2019

    Just when I thought that Fire Replicas could not out-do themselves, this historic Chicago Hook 'n' Ladder model appears. As a youngster I remember and treasure the times that my two aunts, both Catholic Sisters who taught at Holy Angels on the south side of the City, took me to their nearby firehouse where one of these FWDs were quartered. On my first trip there I remember a husky CFD Tillerman lifting me up and placing me in the Tiller seat. From that moment on I knew that I was confirmed to become a firemen in life. This model has brought back those great times. These models are extremely detailed and filled with the hardware that the FWD's sported in that era. They were very long rigs, since they had a two-section 85' wooden "stick", and required a Tiller steering mechanism to navigate the challenging streets of Chicago. Fire Replicas' FWD models are both authentic and accurate beyond seeing. These are a "must-have" for those who want to revisit the days of a remarkable time in the history of the Chicago Fire Department. Wow!