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Range Rover TACR.
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No: 1873   Contributor: Andrew Wright   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Land Rover   Country: United Kingdom
Range Rover TACR.

Truck Airfield Crash Rescue (TACR)an ex RAF vehicle, these Rovers could shift, never drove one but chased one in a V8 Land Rover.
Picture added on 05 January 2007
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This TACR2 belongs to the Merseyside Fire Museum at Crosby. It spent its RAF career based at RAF Wildenrath in Germany

Added by Andy Daley on 07 January 2007.
Thanks for that Andy worth a visit one day.

Added by Andrew Wright on 08 January 2007.
This TARC2 has now be re-sprayed Red, which is a shame, as there are not many left in Nato Green now - if any?

Added by Walter Davis on 24 January 2007.
never mind walter you can cry about it later

Added by Barry on 07 August 2007.
Ha! Send me the kleenex Barry!;-}}

Added by Walter Davis on 08 August 2007.
Hi Barry. i used to drive these tilting beasts...200gals of light water will do that to you....nice one mate

Added by Mark (Scouse) Watson on 29 April 2009.
Nice picture Andrew and unusual to see a "greenie". Its a pity about the respray though, restoration is about presenting it as it was in service, and if it served in West Germany, then green it should be.

Added by John Stott on 30 April 2009.
Thanks John, who knows another might turn up that has not yet been seen, these things do happen. Pity Walter doesn't take his team up to Llandudno this weekend.
All the best, Andrew

Added by Andrew Wright on 30 April 2009.
Ahh,sorry I'm at Monmouth Andrew...:-{

Added by Walter Davis on 01 May 2009.
Oh well Andrew never mind its probably too far for him! Age you know! lol! Me, another tractor rally, far slower and less thirsty than a Tac 2!

Added by John Stott on 01 May 2009.
owww..cheeky!;-]]

Added by Walter Davis on 01 May 2009.
I have a Range Rover, so have an idea of consumption, and it can sometimes hurt. Pity you can't get to the Anglesey Rally on the 16-17 May, Walter.
Andrew.


Added by Andrew Wright on 01 May 2009.
Andrew, on the 77 strike we used 2 Tac 2s in South Yorks. As you can imagine, being only 4 BA wearers to cover the county the machines got hammered. Best mpg was 8 to 12! I was tempted to take one on for restoration but the horror of paying the fuel puts me off. And like Walter, I am getting on...

Added by John Stott on 02 May 2009.
I'd take one on, if only for shows the ouch factor would not have been too bad, I wish I'd known the old Caernarfon machine had been for sale I would have gone for that, sadly I'm skint again now, 4.0L Discovery you see.
All the best, Andrew.

Added by Andrew Wright on 02 May 2009.
16/17 May eh...I'll look into it Andrew, do I have to book??

Added by Walter Davis on 02 May 2009.
Yes or go onto the Anglesey Vintage Society web site.
Andrew.

Added by Andrew Wright on 03 May 2009.
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