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This airport tug, being manufactured by Douglas Equipment, is listed as being registered in 1900, though that seems unlikley.  It is right-hand drive.

 

Weighing 9 tons, it was formerly owned by BAE Systems, and at the time of writing is being offered for sale a £1 + VAT.

 

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In 2006, Pinewood Studios approached Douglas, to see if it could modify its aircraft tugs to travel at 50mph for an action scene in the James Bond movie, Casino Royale.

Its latest hi-tech aeroplane carrier, designed for the new giant Airbus A380, was borrowed for a scene in the film where an impressive new plane is delivered.

The tow tractors normally travel at 10mph and weigh up to 60 tonnes. They had to shed half the weight and add racing track engines to reach the required speed.

A team of six worked 18 hour days for six weeks to get the tractors ready.

 

See also:

 

  • Douglas Equipment

  • Douglas Motorcycles
  • Milk float
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