R.G. LeTourneau, Inc. began work on the Overland Mk II as early as 1958. Unlike the previous Overland Trains, the Mk II was years in the making. Engineers and laborers spent large swaths of time with the larger train concept, designing suspension, wheel motor cooling, and other components and features. The model Overland Mark II you see below, in R.G. LeTourneau’s Annual Report, is one stage of development used to understand steering and trailer tracking. The Mk II was handed over to the United States Army in Mar/Apr of 1962, where it was transported to the Yuma Proving Grounds for testing.
In 1961, the Overland MkII was being fabricated and tested, prior to handing it over to the United States Army…Continue Reading
During my trip to Texas last week, I interviewed a man who drafted the suspension components for the Overland Train…Continue Reading
In the late 1950's, the United States Army Nuclear Power Program (ANPP) was exploring a number of nuclear reactor types.…Continue Reading