The Antarctic Snow Cruiser: Historical photos of an one-of-a-kind vehicle that turned out to be a colossal failure, 1939-1940

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The Antarctic Snow Cruiser was developed under the direction of famed explorer Admiral Richard Byrd and it was intended to facilitate transport in Antarctica during the United States Antarctic Service Expedition (1939–41). His second-in-command, Dr. Thomas Poulter, returned from a previous Antarctic expedition (in 1934) with the idea for a massive, purpose-built transport vehicle for […]

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