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 This unpublished report works through some of the initial ideas for the TC-497 Overland Train MkII.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 the late 1950's, the United States Army Nuclear Power Program (ANPP) was exploring a number of nuclear reactor types.…Continue Reading
The TC-497 Overland Train MkII was the final Overland Train produced. In early 1958, the United States Army requested a…Continue Reading
For the most part, I work on some aspect of the book every day. Some days my actual job, the…Continue Reading