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Used Car Makes Unique Tug  
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Used Car Makes Unique Tug

This is definitely one of the most unique tugs I have ever seen. Anyone know what kind of car it was in a former life? Any other pictures of interesting tugs/pushback vehicles?


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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2991 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

What keeps it from falling backwards when it's not attached to a plane?

lol....



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User currently offlineAvroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Well the body looks like an old late 70's Camaro, who knows what the running gear is underneath though as the Camaro was rear wheel drive. I guess it could be a Vega as well as they were styled similarly, but it was RWD too.


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User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

It appears to be an old Camaro or Firebird.


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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 1503 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1934 times:



Im pretty sure its a 72-73 Camaro..what waste..



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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

The bodywork is Camaro, but the drivetrain is Olds Toronado. The picture is from YVR, where there are a lot of floatplanes. The Toronado is used as it is front wheel drive. The frame is grafted onto the lifting frame, and is controlled hydraulically. I have driven one of these without the aircraft, and it is bizarre because turning the wheel to the left turns the vehicle to the right.

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

This is one of the nicer ones on the airport, as it has a roof and wipers! Some have neither, which isn`t very nice in the rain Smile

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29698 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Wee quite a few of those up here in ANC.

They are used to pull floatplanes up out of the water.

There are a couple of steel arms/platform extending out from the from front. All you have to to is drive this thing down a ramp into the water and let the floatplane float up on in. You tie it down and pull the plane out of the water.

They work really well.



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