Mr. Walter Hassan, Chief Designer by Coventry-Climax - "I was was offered the post of Chief Designer by Coventry-Climax and I accepted. I went there and expanded the design team to include Harry Mundy, who I'd known for years even then. We worked first on forklift trucks to cure some transmission troubles; then Climax obtained a Home Office fire pump contract. It was during the Korean Hater and Civil Defence was a big thing, and they wanted a pump double the power of existing ones for half the weight. They wanted a prototype running within a year, fully developed and reliable.