Pic: Dominion Post
It may not look much, but the arrival of a filthy Second World War truck into a New Zealand port is the first bit of news about the Dambusters remake that we have had for months. Apparently it was covered with live spiders and other creepy crawlies, and had to be thoroughly cleansed and fumigated to comply with the country’s strict Biosecurity laws.
Quite why the Jackson outfit need a genuine truck, which will probably cost thousands to repair, rather than a life size replica is difficult to say. Perhaps it is to given a yet-to-be-disclosed leading role.
[Hat tip: Graeme Stevenson]
It is not just any old truck . It is an ex – RAF AEC Matador fuel bowser which will add a bit of authenticity to the film.
The Fuel Bowser is for site and highway use, we have a keen interest in Fuel Bowser’s and would like to thankyou for your post, Thanks!
I often wondered what became of these trucks, nice to see one that has survived.. One of the very few pictures of my grandfather in uniform is beside one of these which he drove in WW2.