In March 1962, the TC-497 left LeTourneau’s Longview, TX factory for the Army’s Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). The Army had preliminarily accepted the TC-497. However, it needed several more years of testing and modifications. In the image below, you can see 10 of the 58 tires that were sent along to YPG. If you look to the bottom-left corner of the image, you can see LeTourneau’s Electric Drive, which includes the electric motor and driver (gear cluster).
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