A 1/32 US Navt tow tractor from Special Ops
 
Special Ops Models latest release is a 1/32 scale A/S32A-31A US Navy Flight Deck Tow Tractor. These tractors are found on all US Navy/Marine Corps carriers and stations this particular tractor would be the ideal companion to one of the many 1/32 US Navy aircraft that are currently available. As a vehicle it may appeal to the armour/vehicle modeller (they appear quite weathered) and for those modellers who enjoy a challenge there are some very exotic schemes (see picture).
 

The A/S32A-31A aircraft towing tractor is designed for towing aircraft aboard ship. The drive system consists of a three-cylinder diesel engine, automatic transmission, and rear wheel drive with dual wheels. Front wheel steering is power assisted and has seating for the driver only. Service brakes are hydraulic, power operated, wet disc type with a mechanical hand brake for the rear wheels. A 24-volt electrical system provides starting, lighting, and instrumentation.  Front and rear mounted pintles are used for aircraft towing.  A universal jet-engine start unit can be mounted to the rear of the tractor. The tractors are driven by ‘Blue Shirts’ who are responsible for aircraft handling equipment, chocks, tie downs etc.

Technical Data A/S 32A-31A
Gross weight:           12,400 pounds
Drawbar pull:           10,000 pounds

Dimensions:             115 inches length

70 inches width

40 inches height

Ground clearance:     7.5 inches

Turning radius:         132 inches

         Detroit Diesel, two-cycle, three cylinders

Kit Number - MNFDT-3201 comprises
  • 11 Resin Parts
  • Full set of Decals
  • .020 Brass wire for "Tie Downs" & "handles" 
 
A US Navy Tow tractor and paint scheme...
 
A 1/32 US Navt tow tractor from Special Ops
 
Available direct from Special Ops Models.