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Bedford RL Simulated Missile Launcher

Bedford RL in The War Game, Documentary, 1965 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: UK

Bedford RL Simulated Missile Launcher

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


badlymad CA

2007-12-23 16:48


Probably a prop; in the film, it is supposed to be a tactical nuclear weapon known as a 'honest john'.

The real life equivalent:

chris40 UK

2007-12-23 19:22


Is it my imagination, or was that truck a QL Bedford in a previous incarnation?

2491tj EN

2007-12-24 02:50


the cabbed truck on the other side is a Bedford QL...the "missile"is a prop, based on a 4x4 Bedford RL chassis, with fake armoured open cab..never a feature on any RL...in its life the RL was only adapted to carry the BAC Blue Water Missile,it had a similar launch structure but retained the original cab.

Sunbar UK

2007-12-24 12:39


I would agree the Bedford RL chassis was probably used (by the wheel design).

Made for Movie then.

Link to Blue Water Missile launcher on Bedford RL truck as mentioned by 2491tj


[Image: rlml1.jpg] [Image: rlml2.jpg]

"The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles" by Peter J Davies via Planet Diecast Forums

Link to "www.planetdiecast.com"

-- Last edit: 2014-03-22 11:06:46

antp BE

2007-12-24 12:56


Sunbar wrote I would agree the Bedford RL chassis was probably used (by the wheel design).

Made for Movie then.

If it is visually identifiable as Bedford RL, I guess it could be listed as that name. Made for Movie is rather for the unrecognizable ones (e.g. complete replicas)

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