Tuesday, February 26, 2013
1964 Ford Turbine Truck
Ford's 1964 Experimental Super Highway Gas Turbine Truck
Named "Big Red", Fords Gas Turbine was a towering super-transport prototype. After its debut in 1964, it made several cross-country runs at costs comparable to diesel operation. The 600 hp gas turbine engine that powered "Big Red" was developed and produced by Ford under a contract with the Deparment of Defense.