This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a Hallam Tractor that measures 27mm long, 14mm wide, and is 17mm high. It weighs 16g and consists of 9 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - from about the late 1980s to the early 2000s
The Hallam HE 502T Medium Aircraft Tractor was produced in the late 1980s by E C Hallam Engineering and Massey Ferguson. It is used widely by the RAF across the world to tow aircraft such as Tornados and Sea King helicopters. It also used extensively to tow Ground Support Equipment (GSE) around airfields. It is designed to tow aircraft from either the front or rear of the vehicle with a maximum drawbar pull of 7500lb (3401kg).
It has been in service in the RAF since the late 1980s up to the 2000s. It was originally painted in an overall Infra-Red Reflective (IRR) Green, with yellow stripes along the sides, and the towing hitches painted red. Hallams were also used at RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands where they were just in green, with no yellow stripes. More recently, in the UK Ground Support Equipment has been repainted bright yellow. The Hallams retained red for the tow hitches, and also had black & yellow stripes on the pusher bars at either end. Hallams are also used by a number of civilian airlines where they can be seen in a variety of colours and markings.