Here is my take on a modern day engine for Engine Co. 17 "The Fire Eaters" from the movie "Backdraft". If this engine company was real, this 2017 E-One Cyclone II would be their war horse. This engine features all of the standard issued Chicago FD graphics. Some added personal touches I made is the company patch above the rear cab windows and a memorial to fallen firemen Lt Stephen "Bull" McCaffrey and FF John "Axe" Adcox (both from the movie "Backdraft"). I tried to make this as close as to a real Chicago FD E-One (mostly inspired by Engine 28).
This is the first in a series of trucks I plan to build for a Facebook Page dedicated to Engine 17/Truck 46. Truck 46 as well as other units featured in "Backdraft" or other Chicago FD themed movies/shows will be featured as well.
Right now I have the intro song of Backdraft in mind and I really enjoy watching all the pics of this fantastic lookin rig. Truly a great truck with plenty of details. So cool to see a modern day version of Engine 17.