[ Login ]

Advertising

Last completed movie pages

Hunslet ATT77 Modified for Movie

Hunslet ATT77 in Aliens, Movie, 1986 IMDB

Class: Others, Ground conveyor — Model origin: UK

Hunslet ATT77 Modified for Movie

Position 00:37:21 [*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

See the 23 comments from this page that were archived

AuthorMessage

G-MANN UK

2006-07-03 15:59

Quote

[Image: aliensapc29vs.6889.jpg] [Image: aliensapc31sb.2006.jpg] [Image: aliensapc48dn.3038.jpg] [Image: aliensapc52jx.5315.jpg] [Image: AliensAPC6.jpg] [Image: aliensapc71bn.5431.jpg] [Image: aliensapc89fa.5834.jpg] [Image: aliensapc92rx.9207.jpg] [Image: aliensapc108ri.5149.jpg] [Image: aliensapc113gu.1975.jpg] [Image: aliensapc128dv.5571.jpg]

This was an aircraft towing tug that once used for towing Boeing 747s at Heathrow Airport, it weighed 72 tons and was stripped down to about 28 tons, the bodywork was done by metalworkers in Slough, near Pinewood Studios where most of the movie was made.

-- Last edit: 2012-02-14 20:41:59

bubblejumper NL

2010-01-30 23:42

Quote

The actual vehicle was:

Hunslet Engine Company, Leeds, UK: Air Towing Tractor, Model ATT77.
This make and use in Aliens can be confirmed here at http://forum.alienslegacy.com/viewtopic.php?t=4303

Hope this helps.

Wasili

G-MANN UK

2010-03-18 23:27

Quote

That is VERY helpful, we've been waiting over 3 years for someone to tell us what this is, thanks very much [Image: applaude.gif] :king:

-- Last edit: 2010-03-18 23:32:44

Neptune US

2010-03-19 01:30

Quote

4-wheel-drive (assuming permanently engaged) and 4-wheel steering ....... impressive.
Wonder where it is now?

demetrie US

2010-11-23 00:26

Quote

Does anybody know where and or who has this vehicle?

neomorph WL

2010-12-04 18:27

Quote

Hi, Ive been digging for information on this vehicle and i thought i should share it here.

The APC sat outside pinewood studios where they shot the movie. After filming was completed it was left to rot until 2000 where it was taken for display for a brief period. Following this it was taken and scrapped in late 2000.

Now let me turn your frowns upside-down Im building one, from scratch, in full scale.

Ill keep you posted.

amayo EN

2010-12-04 20:30

Quote

i always thought it was an airport tug

demetrie US

2011-02-03 16:48

Quote

neomorph wrote Hi, Ive been digging for information on this vehicle and i thought i should share it here.

The APC sat outside pinewood studios where they shot the movie. After filming was completed it was left to rot until 2000 where it was taken for display for a brief period. Following this it was taken and scrapped in late 2000.

Now let me turn your frowns upside-down Im building one, from scratch, in full scale.

Ill keep you posted.



Yes, please keep us posted. :)

popeye UK

2014-06-03 14:51

Quote

hi I am a retired engineer and as an apprentice at the then Hunslet Engine Company I helped build the ATT77 though we called it The Air Tug. It contained remote starting aquipment for the 747. It could be driven from either end and both driver compartments able to elevate to facilitate reversing under the nose of aircraft. The raise mechanism was pneumatic as was the clutch and gear change. when we built it , it was said to be the most power full vehicle in the world on 4 wheels

Add a comment

You must login to post comments...