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 Post subject: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:22 pm 
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Notice the rear bumperettes on the Jeep are inverted. This seems to have been just an Army Air Force thing, though I don't know why.

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:43 pm 
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Steve,

I wonder if this was to make them easier to stand on?

Also, there's a definite colour difference between the white-painted bumperettes and the squares on the jeep. In this instance they were more likely to be yellow than white.

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:38 pm 
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Inverted bumpers..easier to push with another low bumper vehicle like a Jeep.....!

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:10 pm 
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the four wheel caravans ,what was their original purpose cause i know where there is one near bedford rotting into the ground.
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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:54 am 
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There were 4-wheel Flight Control caravans, also Radar vans etc.
I've recently been informed there is/was one of an as-yet unknown type in a hedge-bottom on an ex-8AF base in Bedfordshire........ ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:55 am 
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I've found 2 originals so far in various states of advanced decomposition... problem is that they're too big n heavy to lug about with the Dodge... fine for up n down a flat open perry track but a bit of a liability on the open road!! Dang it! :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:32 am 
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This one was at Debach in 2006 anybody know if it belongs to Richard Taylor or someone else. Is it an origional is repro?


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 Post subject: Re: Mobile Control Caravans (reference)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:09 am 
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Dunno haven't managed to get to it yet ... certainly looks good though.


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