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1951 Thornycroft Nubian 4x4 DP1 ex-RAF

1951 Thornycroft Nubian 4x4 DP1 in Babette s'en va t-en guerre, Movie, 1959 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Fire truck — Model origin: UK

1951 Thornycroft Nubian 4x4 DP1 ex-RAF

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sixcyl FR

2007-11-19 20:47


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chris40 UK

2007-11-19 21:05


I think it's a Thorneycroft Nubian, but which mark or what date I don't know.(Any ex-RAF types here?) I'd say it's another anachronism, like the 80" Land-Rover ...

-- Last edit: 2007-11-19 21:06:43

2491tj EN

2007-11-20 01:09


early 1950s Thornycroft Nubian 4x4 DP1 dual purpose fire/crash tender...it was, in RAF use, allways used in tandem with the Alvis Salamander pictured elsewhere..Nubian had a 700 Gal. water tank, basic truck chassis and some bodywork supplied by Thornycroft, fire fighting equipment by Foamite..in military service it was known as FV13403, also sold commercially for civil fire brigades.

-- Last edit: 2007-11-20 15:37:35

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