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    Quote Originally Posted by P Bellamy View Post
    I've seen the following in an (albeit incomplete) RAF Vehicles list:
    07AN21 to 07AV79 Leyland Hippo 10 ton Tractor
    93AV21 to 93AV29 Thorneycroft Big Ben 6x4 Artic Unit

    08AT26 seems to come in between two blocks of Bedford QL numbers, although it's in quite a large gap between the blocks.

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    PB I think the Big Ben's possibly came from the Army and with AV reg numbers should have been some sort of Comms/Signals vehicle ensemble.
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    Picture taken at Feltwell.
    I'm more interested in the chap in the BD on the left of picture brings back nightmares of itchy legs!!!!!

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    Ted,

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    I have checked my only source of Jupiter Ground Servicing Equipment – a small chart which shows the various vehicles which it is not possible to enlarge without the definition reducing. This is probably the same source as you have. I too think that it is a “Trailer - Nitrogen Servicing”.

    However the chart does show an identical trailer as “Trailer - Hydro Pneumatic”; there was obviously a requirement for a nitrogen servicing vehicle, I am not certain about a hydro pneumatic support vehicle being required.

    Does “Thor43” by any chance have a schedule of equipment covering the Thor support vehicles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJT View Post
    I've also seen Thornycroft Big Ben tractor units used on the Thor project. Looks very similar to the Hippo.
    Hi im currently looking for any information or pictures on the Thornycroft Big Ben, And this chat came up, so Im hoping that someone may be able to shed some light on this wonderful vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddiefudge View Post
    Hi im currently looking for any information or pictures on the Thornycroft Big Ben, And this chat came up, so Im hoping that someone may be able to shed some light on this wonderful vehicle.
    Hi MaddieFudge. the Big Ben was a artic unit mainly for the mod, some still are artic units but most have had recovery cranes and bodies fitted. Most of the conversions were done by L W Vass and it was typical for Vass to change the engine to a Leyland 680 powerplus.

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    Default Re: Tractors for Thor Missile Nitrogen trailers

    There was two page set of drawings available from Mick Bell, sadly no longer with us,for the Hippo and transport trailer and Thor Missile I was given this set from Mick in exchange for providing material I had, its quite a large drawing, have the BW kit(too scared to start it yet lol) but in 1/76 is impressive.

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    David, any chance of sharing the drawings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WELLINGTON75 View Post
    Does “Thor43” by any chance have a schedule of equipment covering the Thor support vehicles?
    Not quite what you want, but it might help, found in the ORB for North Luffenham (AIR 28/1496).
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    Nosing through other 'gems', I found this, which makes interesting reading, but then goes on to list kit carried by the vehicles...sorry it keeps changing orientation, it was one of the first documents I found and I hadn't really got a system going!
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