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4 months 3 days ago - 4 months 3 days ago #250945 by Lang
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4 months 3 days ago #250948 by grandad
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Did many miles in these with 16V71s 

 
 
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4 months 3 days ago #250949 by Mrsmackpaul
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The 12 V 92 is a lot of power but not a lot more than the last of the E9 Macks

A lotta wild horses to contain though

Paul

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4 months 3 days ago #250951 by Mrsmackpaul
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Did many miles in these with 16V71s 

 
 



what are we looking at there Grandad ?

Paul 
 

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4 months 3 days ago #250956 by PDU
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I'd say plenty of this . . .

"Articulation refers to vertical wheel travel, i.e. how far up and down the suspension allows each wheel to move. The better the articulation, the better the chances of the wheel remaining in contact with the ground, thus maintaining positive traction." 
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4 months 3 days ago #250957 by asw120
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Paul, I was wondering if it was some type of Steyr? (Is that the one of which there are a few out here, late models?)

Jarrod.


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4 months 2 days ago #250958 by grandad
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It's the chassis of the 'Pathfinder' airfield crash truck, seen with its designer Bill Mills over 50 years ago, they were designed to cater for the larger jets that were being introduced. My job was  to road test them to see that they met the ICAO requirements for performance, also demonstrate them for the customer which included cross country and track and whatever the customer wanted to see the vehicle do.
Here's one being built
 
We built about a hundred of these for airports all over the world. This one was for Oakland USA
 
These were at JFK in New York
 
This one was going to Poland,  I took it to the local carnival in 1974. One of the Polish ones was retired after 37 years!
 
Here's a South African one at full speed on the test track.
 







 
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4 months 2 days ago #250959 by grandad
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Here's the lineup at Singapore
 
A view of the test slopes at the test track, 1in 4 nearest, then 1 in3, 1in 2 and 1 in 1.5.
These could do a hillstart on the 1 in 3 at 38 tons all up weight
 
Like other manufacturers in those days we would lend vehicles to the Farnborough Air Show to provide extra cover for the display. Here's a couple of pics of a Singapore truck I took to Farnborough in 1976 alongside Concorde G-BBDG which is now in the Brooklands museum.
 
 




 
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4 months 2 days ago #250960 by grandad
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Here's a bit of blurb about the Pathfinder
 
 
 
 
 
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4 months 2 days ago #250965 by mammoth
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So that would be next generation after the Thornycroft/ Rolls Royce? and several steps ahead.
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