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Mystery Object No.52


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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?.

 

 

Nope, but interesting suggestion.

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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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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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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

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