What's the original name and specifications of this probably 1970s pushback? The bottom of this model is stamped "Mitsubishi towing tractor." Made by Tomica. Bought at a flea market in Kyoto circa 2010. Googling finds only the toy.photo of toy

I'm particularly interested in what looks like an elevating cab, possibly at both ends.

Details from comments so far: This model is 1:119 scale. The pushback was in use at Tokyo's Haneda airport at least through 1976-78. It's not a Hough T-500 Paymover.

Photos of other pushbacks show that this one is unusual in having four separate cabs, and wheel arches that are perfectly semicircular.

  • I Have found out this Mitsubishi pushback tug in real life at Haneda airport, Tokyo. but I wasn't able to get the original model number but I belive Mitsubishi hasn't set one for it otherwise the TOMICA toy co. would have named it as the other toys.

  • This pushback tug was only associated to pushback the B747 only, since all the photos the tug was with B747 only! cheers

HL-7411 - Boeing 747 235B at Tokyo Haneda Airport in 1974

China Airlines Boeing 747-132 August 26, 1976





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    $\begingroup$ Nice find, the first picture, however, is of a different tug. The wheel arches are not round on that one. $\endgroup$ – Jpe61 Dec 7 '19 at 8:33
  • $\begingroup$ yeah, I think so but I tried to get all of the pushback tags that were next to a b747 or towing this the ones I found! $\endgroup$ – Islam Elsayed Dec 7 '19 at 18:32
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    $\begingroup$ Second photo: so the cabs do elevate at both ends! $\endgroup$ – Camille Goudeseune Dec 7 '19 at 21:18

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