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Either the US Land Train, worlds biggest tyres, or the Aircraft crash removal built by Westinghouse I think,.

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Either the US Land Train, worlds biggest tyres, or the Aircraft crash removal built by Westinghouse I think,.

 

 

Nope & nope

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Chav Corsa on our estate?

 

 

Nope.

 

Although it would be interesting to see if anyone gets what the vehicle is in front, it probably won't help explain the photo.

 

So please carry on guessing the vehicle & it is British. But why are these big things there?

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So large tyres= spread ground pressure reduce weight. Where would that be required? Beach launch of a temporary jetty, vehicle would be a BARV?.

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So large tyres= spread ground pressure reduce weight. Where would that be required? Beach launch of a temporary jetty, vehicle would be a BARV?.

 

 

Nope, but interesting suggestion.

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Yes , I agree they are fuel carriers .and judging the weight of those tire/fuel cells I say it must be a Tank . Challanger perhaps?

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They would appear to originate from US military because of the rear lights, at a guess, they could be something made by Goodyear for fuel carrying and I suspect towed by a Centurion or maybe, Conqueror.

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Well done, the last three of you are all barking up the right tree. It is indeed for carrying fuel, 500 gallons in each tyre a system called Rolit in trials with RASC in 1961. Can be towed in pairs or singly, airportable & can float.

 

The were really no clues in the photo about the tow vehicle. Although big seemed to be the expectation it was none other than a Bedford RL. Or did it just happen to be parked there?

 

width=640 height=560http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/fv1620/Bomber1.jpg[/img]

 

 

 

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Hmmm BANG!

 

I hope all that wet stuff on the ground is rain, not fuel :shake:

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Would love to pull up at a garage to fill that up! Imagine the look on the staffs faces. :-D The lottery win to be able to afford it would be nice too.

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Well done, the last three of you are all barking up the right tree. It is indeed for carrying fuel, 500 gallons in each tyre a system called Rolit in trials with RASC in 1961. Can be towed in pairs or singly, airportable & can float.

 

The were really no clues in the photo about the tow vehicle. Although big seemed to be the expectation it was none other than a Bedford RL. Or did it just happen to be parked there?

 

width=640 height=560http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v684/fv1620/Bomber1.jpg[/img]

 

 

 

 

 

Would look great towing these behind the Bedford at W & P.

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As has been said a right bugger if you ran over nail, and brake bind, :shake:

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found this photo among the pics from a Tennessee Surplus yard taken about 20 yrs ago

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they had a number of them the operation instruction were on the inside lid of the box mounted on the tow bar .

 

they simply piled them where ever they likedscrapyards035.jpg

Edited by abn deuce

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Yes that's a good view of the towbar. I wasn't really sure what it might be like.

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