The above titled report is dated December 28, 1959. This unpublished report works through some of the initial ideas for the TC-497 Overland Train MkII. Discussion includes engine choices, decisions that led to the Solar turbines, and much more. The report also includes specifications and engineering drawings for suspension, heating system, electrical diagrams, and others. I have unfolded all of the large format papers and will have them scanned for future historians.
In March 1962, the TC-497 left LeTourneau's Longview, TX factory for the Army's Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). The Army had…Continue Reading
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