Cars & Comrades
Episode 6

Nuclear-Powered Vehicles of the Cold War

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Most people know that the Navy has nuclear-powered submarines. But nuclear power plants for cars, airplanes, spacecraft, and other vehicles have all been dreamed up, and in some cases tested, mostly by cold-eyed psychopaths and crazy dreamers during the Cold War.  First we get caught up on the state of our project cars.  Links and sources are below.

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“The Miracle of U-235” from Popular Mechanics January 1941:

https://books.google.com/books?id=ftkDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA1&pg=RA1-PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

Civilian cargo ships:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sevmorput
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NS_Savannah
 

Weird Chrysler tank:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_TV-8


Soviet nuclear train concept:

http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2015/ph241/sanders1/docs/nilsen.pdf


University of Utah nuclear train concept:

https://books.google.com/books?id=bVMEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA78&ots=oNcGmhCvuD&dq=x-12+locomotive&pg=PA78&hl=en#v=onepage&q=x-12%20locomotive&f=false


Nuclear powered car concepts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Nucleon

http://www.carsandracingstuff.com/library/a/astral.php

http://oldconceptcars.com/1930-2004/simca-fulgur-1958/

https://atomic-age.fandom.com/wiki/Arbel-Sym%C3%A9tric
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Seattle-ite_XXI



Pascal B test:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/no-a-nuclear-explosion-did-not-launch-a-manhole-cover-1715340946


Project Orion:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)
 

The Secret History of Project Orion: To Mars by A-Bomb:

https://youtu.be/znmZeEycRwE


Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_Nuclear_Propulsion


Atomic Adventures by James Mahaffey:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32191825-atomic-adventures

Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory:

https://www.dawsonnews.com/local/what-happened-inside-georgia-nuclear-aircraft-lab-finding-facts-forest-dr-james-mahaffey/


Soviet nuclear aircraft project/hoax:

https://youtu.be/9Jt924xjaJo


Project Pluto (nuclear supersonic ramjet cruise missile):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Pluto


Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NERVA


Soviet RD-0410 rocket engine:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RD-0410

 

Soviet Battle Mole, or nuclear subterrene:

https://jalopnik.com/the-soviets-may-have-once-built-a-secret-nuclear-powere-1828395776

 

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