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VULCAN GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT


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We have produced a comprehensive range of  ground support equipment in 1:72 to compliment the new Vulcan kit, with the final items due in 2021.

 

Here is a full list, together with the appropriate links to the Hannants website.

 

VULCAN GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

 

GE72050     Sentinel Tugmaster tractor     AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72050
GE72054     Vulcan tow bar     AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72054

GE72055     60 kva GPU     AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72055

GE72056     Safety Raiser     DESIGNED - AWAITING PRODUCTION

GE72057     Bedford Crew bus - IN WORK

GE72062     AEC Mandator Blue Steel transporter - IN WORK - see https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72062

GE72063     Blue Steel bomb trolley AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72063

GE72064     Ground Power plinths     AVAILABLE FROM HANNANTS at https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GE72064

GE72065     James Comet crew chief motorcycle - DESIGNED - AWAITING PRODUCTION

 

 

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That's a lovely shopping list Neil. I can't wait to see the AEC Mandator. I still can't believe that when I suggested it, many moons ago, you actually agreed that it would be possible.

I've been wanting like an excited kid at Christmas since then.

Doing the Bedford crew bus along with the Blue Steel trolley is an added bonus. 

This is going to be a good year after all. 

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Agreed - figurines are a different art form though.

 

Hippo is possible, as is the Mammoth - bowsers/refuellers are on the list, but I would like to cover all the RAF tractors first. The Clayton crawler in particular appeals!

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No - someone said they would try to get information, but I have heard nothing as yet

 

UPDATE - I drove over to Cosford yesterday (16 July 21), where I photographed and measured their WE177 trolley, with the help of Museum staff (to whom my thanks for their help).

 

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Neil,

 

Can you confirm the measurements for a Blue Steel handling trolley please? I have your AIM 3D printed one and it looks to be more like 1/48 scale than the 1/72 I ordered from Hannants. Using the SAM scale rule, in 1/48 it measures just shy of 23' long by 6'9" wide but using the 1/72 measurements it scales out at nearly 34' long by 10' wide. I also cannot get the (unbuilt lower half of) the Airfix Blue Steel to line up with the cradle points on the trolley as per reference photos.

 

Mark.

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Yes Mark, you are correct. Checking back, the CAD master scale was marked up incorrectly.

 

I will advise Hannants tomorrow of the error.

 

To correct the error we will make a batch of 1:72 trolleys and anyone who has bought a trolley will receive a replacement in the correct scale.

 

It will probably take until September to achieve all this as we are now heading into the holiday season, but we will get them out as soon as we can, and our apologies for the error,

 

 

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Neil,

 

Many thanks for your quick response. And even more kudos for the steps now being taken to rectify the error, if only every company took such a positive approach to customer satisfaction!

 

Mark.

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Update:

 

The 1:72 files have been produced and we are currently building a test item. If that is satisfactory, we will build the replacements and send them to Hannants.

 

As a bonus, I am driving down to Baggington (Midland Air Museum) this afternoon, to photograph and measure a Stentor motor. If all works out, each trolley will come with a motor which can be fitted to the Airfix missile.

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