This image was recently uncovered by two brothers that attended school at LeTourneau College from 1960-1963. LeTourneau College became LeTourneau University in 1961. The foreground-right tire shows a pretty good vantage of the shocks used on the Mark II. Looking beyond the shock and in the center of the trailers you see a darker colored cylindrical object and a downward facing light colored tube. This is the axle blower motor and intake. This blower pushes air through the axle housing to keep R. G. LeTourneau’s Electric Drive nice and cool.
I have been communicating with the private seller of a new TC-497 8mm film. Even after the sale was complete,…Continue Reading
I acquired an 8mm film of the TC-497 in the Army's Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ. The process is extremely slow…Continue Reading
Project Mobility occurred from June 5-10, 1961 at Fort Eustis, Virginia. During the 6 day exercise, The United States Army…Continue Reading
I was editing the TC-497 chapter early this morning and took a little detour in my video folder. Around three…Continue Reading