Bedford Runway Control Vehicle

£9.20
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This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a Bedford Runway Control Vehicle that measures 39mm long, 16mm wide, and is 28mm high. It weighs 40g and consists of 10 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.

In Service - exact dates unknown, but about the early 1970s to the 90s

The Runway Control Vehicle was designed and made by Locomotors to provide safety checks to aircraft immediately before take-off or landing, positioned at the take-off point on the runway. The glass cupola could house two runway controllers in communication with the airfield control tower and had aldis lamps and verey pistols as well as other observational equipment.

Being used in such a noisy location, the vehicle's body is double walled with anti-vibration mountings with an insulation cavity. The windows are all double glazed. There is also a rest area at the front of the body with some basic cooking facilities.