I go past this every morning. What the fook is it?

palinurus

Velo, boulot, dodo
Location
Watford
--It is by the perimeter fence at Leavesden Studios, although it's been there a long time so perhaps it, whatever it is, dates from before the studios when it was Leavesden airfield. What we have is (a) some sort of armoured vehicle and (b) the thing- whatever it is. Can't get closer due to the fence and camera limitations.

Thing:

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The armoured vehicle, just in case anyone is more interested in that than the thing:

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Anyway, I don't expect anyone to know what it is but hopefully there will be some good suggestions. As I was looking at it this morning another cyclist stopped, they didn't know what it was- but I promised to let them know if I find out.
 

BrumJim

Forum Stalwart (won't take the hint and leave...)
Its a virus. A very big one.
 
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palinurus

palinurus

Velo, boulot, dodo
Location
Watford
I haven't seen any anarcho-punk teletubbies, although perhaps they get up late. Or really early. Or they are scared of cyclists (although this seems less likely, anarchists generally like bicycles). Either way they ruined that trailer when they came in to land.
 

slowmotion

Quite dreadful
Location
lost somewhere
It's "The Gall Stone". A fiendishly cunning 1950's Cold War weapon that incapacitates the enemy with crippling pain and ,when passed, diverts their sewers into their fresh water supplies and renders them incapable through gastroenteritis.

Maybe....
 
Looks like it has fallen off the waggon, whatever it is.

It was probably used in the film 'Escape From Rififi' starring Sean Connery and Brigit Bardot. They hid inside as they rolled downhill after blowing up the villain, Vlad Kapoor's nightclub hideout. (The nightclub was played by Baileys in Watford - there is a blue plaque on the wall to this day.)
The bobbly ball was filmed rolling down the Watford By-Pass in the early hours and film crews had trouble with the crowd scenes, keeping the residents, employed as extras, out of camera shot. They insisted wearing Hornets replica shirts over their guerilla gear... Elton John played a cameo role.

Or maybe not.
 

Deb13b

New Member
Location
Co. Durham
It's a toy for Clifford the big red dog. Or ( showing my age here ) digby the biggest dog in the world.
 

Norm

Guest
I'm guessing that the Teletubby mobile home thingy is from a film, although looking at the list of films made there doesn't offer many clues as it's mainly been Harry Potter and post-'95 James Bond, other than Mortal Kombat, which I haven't seen.

The APC looks like fun, though I'm not sure it's a BTR as I think that had more definite wheel-arches (like this model) whereas the image appears to have slopping lowers and be a more traditional hexagon.
 
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