Queen Mary trailer

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"Queen Mary" semi-trailer carrying part of an Avro Anson aircraft at the RAF Museum London

A Queen Mary trailer is a British semi-trailer combination designed for the carriage and recovery of aircraft. The trailer was made by Tasker Trailers of Andover, with Bedford or Crossley Motors tractors.

Description[edit]

Features included:

  • Very low floor and ground clearance, typically around 12 inches (305 mm).
  • Single axle.
  • Wheels outboard of load area.
  • Side rails to allow carriage of wings upright, resting on their leading edges.

Load was 5 tons "distributed evenly".

These features were a natural result of the intended load, aircraft being typically light but long. The name is presumed to derive from its length, a reference to the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line.

Use[edit]

The vehicles were used by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm during and after World War II.

Post-war civilian operators included Silver City Airways.

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