What’s it like to drive a... Douglas Super Tug
What it feels like to drive something with twice the torque of a Bugatti Veyron
Posted: 22 Oct 2010
It's a tug and for that, it's brilliant, and also surprisingly easy to operate. The seat turns through 180 degrees and all the controls move with me when I swivel. It makes me feel like Davros. There are two pedals, a joystick for when you pick the aircraft's nose wheel up, and a few other buttons to scroll through various modes on the computer. You can run diagnostic checks, see how much fuel you've got through, or change the language - the Douglas is sold all over the world so needs to be able to communicate with any operator. Oh, plus a horn, just in case you get cut up by another tug pulling a jumbo or something.