Strange tracted device ...

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Strange tracted device ...

Joined: March 23rd, 2014, 5:41 pm

June 17th, 2017, 1:14 pm #1

No idea what it could be. Lower right center from the P-38 with a cover and towbar.
"P-38J serial 42-68048 at Duxford parked next to a P-47 'Mud N' Mules' serial 42-76141 of the 350th FS, 353rd FG April 1944".
(G Asher via NMM8AF collection)

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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 11:02 pm

June 17th, 2017, 2:17 pm #2

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Joined: February 27th, 2006, 6:25 pm

June 17th, 2017, 2:34 pm #3

No idea what it could be. Lower right center from the P-38 with a cover and towbar.
"P-38J serial 42-68048 at Duxford parked next to a P-47 'Mud N' Mules' serial 42-76141 of the 350th FS, 353rd FG April 1944".
(G Asher via NMM8AF collection)

back then that used tracks instead of tires. Seemed to be early in the war though. This may be one of those trailers repurposed for mounting what ever is under the tarp?
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Joined: October 24th, 2007, 10:03 pm

June 17th, 2017, 3:17 pm #4

No idea what it could be. Lower right center from the P-38 with a cover and towbar.
"P-38J serial 42-68048 at Duxford parked next to a P-47 'Mud N' Mules' serial 42-76141 of the 350th FS, 353rd FG April 1944".
(G Asher via NMM8AF collection)

nearby, and what looks like a cable/hose around the two units. Maybe an external power source?
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Joined: December 18th, 2016, 8:46 pm

June 17th, 2017, 3:21 pm #5

No idea what it could be. Lower right center from the P-38 with a cover and towbar.
"P-38J serial 42-68048 at Duxford parked next to a P-47 'Mud N' Mules' serial 42-76141 of the 350th FS, 353rd FG April 1944".
(G Asher via NMM8AF collection)

That is an emergency airfield lighting set. Under the tarp is the regulators (transformers) for the lighting kit. Notice the cable reel next to it.
The generator is on the left side. I have set up the modern USAF EALS sets in Kuwait and Iraq. Look up TO 08-20-3 and 08-20-4.
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Joined: March 15th, 2007, 12:07 am

June 17th, 2017, 8:13 pm #6

back then that used tracks instead of tires. Seemed to be early in the war though. This may be one of those trailers repurposed for mounting what ever is under the tarp?
Naw...Its an early version of the PEW-238 explosive space modulator...very hush hush at the time.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 3:24 pm

June 17th, 2017, 9:43 pm #7

That is an emergency airfield lighting set. Under the tarp is the regulators (transformers) for the lighting kit. Notice the cable reel next to it.
The generator is on the left side. I have set up the modern USAF EALS sets in Kuwait and Iraq. Look up TO 08-20-3 and 08-20-4.
Looks like an American GE generator with a British 90cm searchlight- those little tracked wheels on the searchlight are a dead giveaway

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Joined: July 29th, 2006, 1:18 am

June 17th, 2017, 10:14 pm #8

Naw...Its an early version of the PEW-238 explosive space modulator...very hush hush at the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag

As miniaturized for air portability at the Royal Trunnion Testing Station, RAF Deep Twittering.
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Joined: August 16th, 2006, 2:23 am

June 18th, 2017, 12:25 am #9

Does Chrysler know they were using it?!

JR
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Joined: October 24th, 2007, 10:03 pm

June 18th, 2017, 12:48 am #10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag

As miniaturized for air portability at the Royal Trunnion Testing Station, RAF Deep Twittering.
The Flux Capacitor, the Flux Capacitor! Where's the @$&$@ Flux Capacitor?😳 n/t
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