This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of an AEC Mammoth Major Refueller that measures 64mm long, 17mm wide, and is 17mm high. It weighs 66g and consists of 22 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - from about the early 1970s to the early 90s
The AEC TG6RB Mammoth Major Six 3,000 gallon Aircraft Refueller was made by The Associated Equipment Company Ltd (AEC) at their Southall site in London. It was fitted with a refueller body by Gloster Saro. Deliveries were made to the RAF between 1968 and 1977. They remained in service for over 20 years. A small number were used by the RAF during the first Gulf War in 1990/91 as, unlike their more modern replacements, they were able to be loaded into a Hercules aircraft without any dismantling and were known to perform well in hot climates.
These refuellers frequently towed a 4,500 gallon drawbar trailer. One trailer was specifically designed for this vehicle, but they were often hitched up to either the previous version or the later one more usually seen with the Scammell S26 refuellers.
A small number of private companies specialised in refurbishing these ex-RAF refuellers and so they could be found in a variety of colourful liveries at airfields across the country.