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Relliance Mercury RM350 Aircraft Pushback Tractor
It is designed to tow aircraft either from the front or rear with a maximum drawbar pull of 33,000 lbs such as the RAFs Hercules and VC10s.
The body panels are made of thick steel plate to give the vehicle a weight of 22,962kg to hold it down to prevent wheel spin when towing a heavy load.
The original colour scheme was light olive green overall and yellow stripes. At least two of these vehicles are known to be used at RAF St. Athan at the Defence Aviation Repair Agency where they are currently painted yellow overall. It is believed that this vehicle is also used by some commercial airlines.
Relliance Mercury RM350 ex. military tractor tug
Serial no. TBC
Chassis no. TBC
Hrs 2081 hrs
Year of Manufacture 02/01/1990
Fitted with rear mounted Boughton hydraulic winch.
Font and rear tow pintlesThe specification of the Relliance Mercury RM350 Aircraft Pushback Tractor
Engine: Perkins V8 diesel
Braking System Air over hydraulic
Tyres 14.00 R24 Michelin Type C
Max-Load 23 ton
Electrical System 24 volt
Length 6.5 m
Height 2.0 m
Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence)
Year of Manufacture:
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