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1964 Marion Power Shovel KSC Crawler Transporter

1964 Marion Power Shovel KSC Crawler Transporter in Apollo 13, Movie, 1995 IMDB

Class: Others, Tracked vehicle — Model origin: US

1964 Marion Power Shovel KSC Crawler Transporter

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modell US

2006-12-10 00:14

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The crawler- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawler-Transporter

G-MANN UK

2006-12-10 00:17

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That's the second largest land vehicle in the world at 2700 tons! Fuel consumption is 150gpm (Gallons per mile!!!)

modell US

2006-12-10 00:23

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Top speed is a blistering 2mph!

G-MANN UK

2006-12-10 00:33

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I presume this is archive footage?

modell US

2006-12-10 00:37

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No, this is real. They even filmed some scenes on an airplane in high atmostspheres in order to get the real weightlessness rather than having the actors move around in a slo-mo fashion.

-- Last edit: 2006-12-10 00:39:47

digitalrailroader US

2008-03-31 04:50

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TO Think, They STILL Use Those Crawlers!

chris40 UK

2008-03-31 15:53

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it ... :)

Alexander DE

2008-03-31 16:23

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Low mileage, first owner.
The pair of crawlers, officially named KSC Crawler Transporters, has just made a little over 2,500 miles in the last 43 years. They will also be used for the Ares rockets of the post Space Shuttle era.

The first crawler, named 'Hans', was delivered November 1st, 1964, the second, 'Franz', in 1965. Due to the high costs of $14 million each they were nicknamed 'Them Golden Slippers'.

This shows the size a little better:
[Image: crawlertransporter14b4brb5.4426.jpg]

Gag Halfrunt UK

2008-03-31 18:57

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G-MANN wrote I presume this is archive footage?

The IMDB says:
Quote Footage of the Saturn V was computer generated specifically for this film; no Saturn V stock footage was used.

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0112384/trivia

I would guess that the crawler, tower and rocket are all computer graphic models added to a real shot of the roads.

marioman3138 AU

2009-10-22 08:54

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Slowest vechile on the site? most expensive?

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