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Bovington Tank Museum Yard Tug / Shunter

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There is a tracked tug / shunter seen in the background of some of the tank chats and diaries.

 

Can anyone shed some history on it and perhaps show some walk around pictures. Is it ex MOD?

 

 

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7 hours ago, robin craig said:

There is a tracked tug / shunter seen in the background of some of the tank chats and diaries.

 

Can anyone shed some history on it and perhaps show some walk around pictures. Is it ex MOD?

 

 

It is an ex-Royal Engineers Terex dozer suitable modified into a shunter.

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37 minutes ago, Richard Farrant said:

It is an ex-Royal Engineers Terex dozer suitable modified into a shunter.

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Yep its an ex-RE Terex known as "Rocket" modified to take Chieftain track pads to reduce damage in the main museum halls. It's been modified and re-engined with a Detroit diesel. So the story goes, it either fell off or waded too deep from a landing craft and got a bit wet. Was also told that it may have also been deployed to the Falklands (although I dont know how true that is). Image attached is of me and Rocket on a rare outing at Tankfest in 2017 as part of the recovery display. The odd attachment on the left is a diesel filter btw. It forms part of a number of recovery vehicles which are still used to move the collection about. We also use a Cent ARV, Chieftain ARV and a CRARRV. 

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