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TOPIC: Aircraft Tugs

Aircraft tug 12 Feb 2017 21:32 #151

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I found this on an airfield 'in the north of England' and I'm sure the type has been featured before but I could not find it but suspect that it might be known as an ML Aviation Tug and given the stencilling I presume that this one came from Linton On Ouse ?






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ML Aviation Tug 13 Feb 2017 03:17 #152

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Here's one in service. RAF Muharraq, Bahrain 208 Sqn circa 1966:

Nicknamed 'Yellow Peril'

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Aircraft tugs 04 Mar 2017 21:41 #153

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And another one this time on display at Thorpe Camp in Lincolnshire , 21 May 2016 .




And a bomb trolley ;

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Cletrac Tug 23 Oct 2017 21:27 #154

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1943 Cletrac MG-1 tug at the Erickson Collection, Madras, Oregon


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Driverless tugs 27 Nov 2017 00:13 #155

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Did 'we' know that British Airways have been using driverless tugs at Heathrow for the past month or so ?

They are manufactured by 'Mototok ; www.mototok.com/ with several photos of them in use at Heathrow on the internet and here on trial at Glasgow in 2013 ;

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The modern version of the Yellow Peril!

Excellent vehicle for maintainers but the drawbar pull will be limited to no fuel/no pax AUW levels. The low-profile and diminutive size is a real help in maneuvering in tight spaces such as hangars. There will still be a need for powerful tugs for Flightline use though.

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Cletrac Tug 27 Nov 2017 09:29 #157

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So not really driverless then. I spotted a bloke with a box walking backwards whilst looking at it. Walking backwards in an airport is not advisable. So no saving on labour but possible to get into tighter spaces. Also costs more no doubt and being wireless great for a hacker challenge.

I'm grumpy today with a headache and a day of housework to look forward to so my cynicism levels are at their highest :)

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Aircraft tugs ; The Red Arrows , 24 March 2014 07 Apr 2018 19:13 #158

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RAF Linton On Ouse , 11 April 2018 11 Apr 2018 22:38 #159

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Top driving skills from this tug driver who 'pushed' the Tucano right down the centre-line of the hangar !



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