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  • Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    Surely we have all had fantasies of joining one public service or other based on the cool vehicles/machines. When I was a kid, I loved different police cars, and some armoured army vehicles. But ever since I moved to the UK, even though I am supposed to be a mature adult, I am utterly taken by the RNLI. I mean, look at this:

    Aren’t they beautiful?

    What’s your favourite service vehicle, vessel, or machine?

    TooTall
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    When Northumbria Police brought these into service before anyone else, they were so bastard hard-looking and cooler than anything else.

    trail_rat
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    Maccruisekeen . Theres one of them up the road from me. Looks so dated its unreal

    bencooper
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    The RNLI don’t just have boats:


    Wales Holiday 1 by Ben Cooper, on Flickr

    Armoured submersible tank FTW…

    CountZero
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    Ha! I’ll see your fire tender, maccruiskeen, and I’ll raise you this puppy:

    I’ve always wanted one of these!

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    The Simon Super-Snorkel SS600.

    alpin
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    my uncle had one of those about 15 years ago. he converted it and turned it into a market stall on wheels…

    Always had a soft spot for airport ground support vehicles.

    Reminds me of the episode of Thunderbirds where they land the supersonic airliner on three flat topped trucks after the undercarriage is sabotaged.

    dogbert
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    Always had a soft spot for airport ground support vehicles.

    Reminds me of the episode of Thunderbirds where they land the supersonic airliner on three flat topped trucks after the undercarriage is sabotaged.

    I believe that, or something similar, was the basis of this from Aliens

    mrmo
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    i thought this is the sort of thing you were meaning. oh well

    ska-49
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    A few that I think would be a great laugh….


    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Bonus points for being a cycling themed photo too I think!

    brakes
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    Rover SD1
    I had a Scaletrix version (still have it) with flashing lights and everything – the pride of the fleet

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Airport fire engines, just fantastic.

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    Airport fire engines, just fantastic.

    That’s where I first saw a Super Snorkel:

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    @ brakes, so did I! Think it’s in the loft somewhere, that’s tonight’s mission for me!

    klumpy
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    Is it true that those airport fire engines are that shape so that they can mow down fences and gates to get to surrounding fields?

    headfirst
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    A seasonal one:

    Duffer
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    Is it true that those airport fire engines are that shape so that they can mow down fences and gates to get to surrounding fields?

    Airfields perimeter fences are interspersed with “crash gates”. Essentially, emergency vehicles can simply ram them open to get access to / from any part of the airfield.

    I used to drive these occasionally when I worked at a MAN dealer.

    Alvis Salamander is the coolest.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I was just thinking along those lines LoCo 🙂

    Premier Icon surroundedbyhills
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    Not so much a service vehicle but something in me wants to drive one of these..

    As an alterntive I would like a new life as the captain of one of these…

    Premier Icon slowoldgit
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    I had rides on tugs sometimes. The one with steerable props at centre and stern could almost do ballet moves.

    @ klumpy – and jump ditches as well?

    LoCo
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    gonzy
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    would be fun trying to park one of these at the Sainsbury’s car park…

    as the saying goes..i wouldn’t be seen dead in one of these…

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Either one of these

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    @ Northwind

    Or…?

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Not quite a service vehicle but a friend of mine’s dad used to own this

    Used it for racing (Alpha’s IIRC).

    jock-muttley
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    or staying with the nautical theme we stared with….

    wattsymtb
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    This thread reminds me of that really old PC game carmageddon. Especially that massive dumper.

    They should re-make that.

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    dogbert – Member

    Always had a soft spot for airport ground support vehicles.

    Reminds me of the episode of Thunderbirds where they land the supersonic airliner on three flat topped trucks after the undercarriage is sabotaged.

    I believe that, or something similar, was the basis of this from Aliens

    It was indeed, a mate of mine built it, said it was properly scary once they had shed a load of weight out of it, as they dont have brakes as such.
    They also crashed it into a concrete block putting some mud splashes down it ready for another shot, so Bruce had to go in and repair it at vast cost 😀
    He Also built all the lockers for the scene where they all wake up and get freshened up, and a load of other bits for the film too
    Still rates it as his best earning job ever 😆

    ell_tell
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    or staying with the nautical theme we stared with….

    Err.. is that ship carrying the oil rig called what I think it is?

    mechmonkey
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    Greater Manchester Police

    jock-muttley
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    Err.. is that ship carrying the oil rig called what I think it is?

    What??? the “Blue Marlin”

    but i can see what you are getting at…. it’s a “D” not a “C” :mrgreen:

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