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Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« on: March 10, 2018, 04:22:33 am »
From a tank dealership:

This bus was specially commissioned for Margret Thatcher and her cabinet after the Brighton bombings. Itís supposed to weigh 38 ton, have run flat tyres and be fully armoured all over to withstand 7.62 rounds.



Not quite the luxurious affair you'd expect in a Cabinet-level vehicle:

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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 04:40:21 am »
Ah, the Brighton bombings.  I'd passed the Grand days before that happened.
I was on my motorbike and got pulled over by the cops for an identity check.  Must have looked suspicious.

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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 04:55:10 am »
It'd make for an interesting RV conversion.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 04:58:26 am »
You could always run sight-seeing tours of Bhengazi in it....
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 05:28:04 am »
You could always run sight-seeing tours of Bhengazi in it....

Or downtown Damascus
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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 05:46:35 am »
You could always run sight-seeing tours of Bhengazi in it....

Or downtown Damascus

Quite. Mind you, these days there are some parts of Salford where the bus drivers would probably be glad of it...
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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 08:25:44 pm »
I like it! :thumbsup:
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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 08:39:21 pm »
Might also make for an Interesting Model Build too, or might be Great for an Executive Protection Service to use for transporting High Risk VIPs! Dan

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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 05:01:30 am »
Could they have found a daggier looking bus? :unsure:
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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 07:14:40 pm »
Could they have found a daggier looking bus? :unsure:

C'mon, this is Britain in the 1980s we're talking about...   :banghead:
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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 12:28:48 am »
Cutting edge for the 80's..... literally, those chines could take your arm off...   :lol:
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Re: Thatcher's armored bus for sale
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2018, 03:54:02 am »
The colour scheme is a classic.  Where can I get some of that fabric for my lounge room?

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