The Overland Train Mark 2 performance standards were proposed in 1958 to R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. Engineers had to work backwards to determine how to best meet the Army’s needs for self support, cargo capacity, and resiliency. In total, the Mark 2 was able to carry 7,794 gallons of fuel. The control car, power generating car number 1 and 2 all had space heaters with 150 gallon tanks, adding on an additional 450 gallons of fuel.
When R. G. LeTourneau, Inc. engineers were calculating the Mark 2's electrical systems, they had to consider electrical systems and…Continue Reading
The Overland Mark 2 SOLAR 10MC gas turbines were an off the shelf product at the time of their use…Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, I published an image of a SOLAR 10MC (Model Saturn T-1020S-4) gas turbine being installed within…Continue Reading
The video below shows the Mark 2 leaving the shop at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. This traverse was the first…Continue Reading