Ambulance 'Marks'

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Ambulance 'Marks'

Post by auntys_eyes » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:15 am

A question for any ambulance aficionados.

Can anyone tell me if the new/curent model of Mercedes ambulances have a particular 'Mark' number (eg Mk III, Mk IV, Mk V, Mk VI)?

I distinctly remember the old Ford 'F' series ambulances having been given a 'Mark' by Paull & Warner. It was painted on the back of the body in the bottom left corner and said "Body by Paull & Warner Mark **" and had the 'Made in WA" logo.

If my memory serves me correct the last batch of Ford 'F' series were Mk IV (black grille and white wheel rims) and Mk IVa (chrome grille and chrome wheel rims).

When SJA moved to the Mercedes, did Paull & Warner continue to give a 'Mark' to each version of their fit-out? And if so, are we up to the 3rd version of Mercedes fit-out and what 'Mark' is it?

Finally, if the Mercedes' do have a 'Mark' version, is it written on the vehicle and where?
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Post by ZO100_marto » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:37 am

Yes they are still "mark.."

The new Merc is a Mark VI but it is no longer marked on the vans, infact Paull & Warner no longer do the deco - can't think of the new companies name off the top of my head but they were in Welshpool.
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Post by ZO100_marto » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:41 am

Btw, The latest Merc is the 4th model but the first three were all the same in the back and therefore all Mark V.
I Think the first Merc with the little mirrors and baseball cap lighting had "Mark V" written on the back door somewhere too.
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Post by auntys_eyes » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:54 am

Thanks for that marto. Cheers :)
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Post by gkoutlis » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:38 pm

You'll find that its also Jason Signs that also do the paint work/stripes for some of these vehicles too ;o)
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Post by WPXZBP » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:36 pm

gkoutlis wrote:You'll find that its also Jason Signs that also do the paint work/stripes for some of these vehicles too ;o)
As mentioned in a previous post Jason Sign Manufacturers do the FESA striping too.

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Post by gkoutlis » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:00 am

WPXZBP wrote:
gkoutlis wrote:You'll find that its also Jason Signs that also do the paint work/stripes for some of these vehicles too ;o)
As mentioned in a previous post Jason Sign Manufacturers do the FESA striping too.
:oops: sorry - didnt see that
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Post by Infernal » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:11 pm

The latest SJAA ambulance, with LED lights and Yellow livery is MARK VI (six)

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Post by FireOps_Perth » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:51 am

As mentioned above, Mark 6.

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Post by gkoutlis » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:14 am

Cheers for the pic of a Mk 6
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