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    Default RAF Fuel Bowser needs saving (WW2?)

    Hi Guys,
    Ive been told about a Fuel bowser trailer that needs saving from the scrap man. I belive its WW2 and was used by the RAF for refuling Spitfires and Hurricanes

    Its located Nr Basingstoke and needs rescuing as the farmer is having a grand clear out and tidy up

    PM me if interested and I will give you the guys details so you can deal direct.

    Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested

    Below are the pictures and the last one is of a simular bowser refuling during WW2

















    Regards
    Maverick

    Its not light at the end of the tunnel, its someone with a torch bringing more work.

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    Default Re: RAF Fuel Bowser needs saving (WW2?)

    There is a nomenclature plate on the chassis next to the brake lever. Certainly seems to be the real thing - possibly may be the only one in existance ?
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    Default Re: RAF Fuel Bowser needs saving (WW2?)

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxy View Post
    There is a nomenclature plate on the chassis next to the brake lever. Certainly seems to be the real thing - possibly may be the only one in existance ?
    ??? Only one, Surely not

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    INTO THE NIGHT SKY RAF Middleton St George : A Bomber Airfield at War. by Paul Tweddle

    Page 154 shows one of these trailers being drawn by a David Brown (photograph - author) - parked in front of a Whitley (I think) with large stencil OIL.

    Page 37 shows a AEC Matador bowser refueling a Halifax (photograph IWM CH4462)

    Will try and show the photographs tomorrow.
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    Default Re: RAF Fuel Bowser needs saving (WW2?)

    Quote Originally Posted by antarmike View Post
    ??? Only one, Surely not
    http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread...ght=brockhouse

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    Default Re: RAF Fuel Bowser needs saving (WW2?)

    Hi I have two of these Bowsers waiting in the line for restoration, well one is for parts and the other is in pretty good nick, they were fiited with an Stationary engine in the front which was connected to a drive shaft which ran the lenghth of the body to the pump at the rear of the Bowser. The hoses were hosed in the side boxs.There should be a dome cover on top of the breather and filler on the top of the tank. I still have mine on the bowser.

    Howard
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    Bowser 003..jpg  


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    Default Re: RAF Fuel Bowser needs saving (WW2?)

    I will see if i can find out what is exactly written on the plate and whats is in the back, if anything. It may take a little while as I'm not local to the Bowser.

    Thanks
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    FULLTILT

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    Default Re: RAF Fuel Bowser needs saving (WW2?)

    This would be a ggod exhibit for somewhere like East Kirkby, or Elvington.

    Dave.

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