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Roof of the Crawler Transporter

A view at the roof of the Crawler Transporter. The beam crossing the fuel tank is removable.

Crawler sprinkled

The crawler way is sprinkled to avoid tons of raised dust. To see and hear this giant in motion is an unforgettable experience.

Inner Steering Arm

First tests of the Crawler Transporter showed, that the outer steering cylinders alone were too weak to push the trucks. So another set of steering cylinders were added along the longitudinal side of the chassis.

Crawler Transporter #2

You should be able now to easily identify CT#2 on this picture ;) Impressive: the new exhaust system.

Crawler Transporter Corner C

Here is one difference between the two Crawlers: CT#2 has three vertical columns for the handrails in front of the JEL cylinders, while CT#1 has one more.

The Mystery of the Sticks

I always wondered what they are good for. Now I know: They are used to align the trucks.

The cab of the Crawler Transporter

A lot of things have been added and changed since the sixties, like the new cab and the cable tray on its bottom. In the background you see the LUT for the Constellation program.

Crawler Transporter #1

After ten years of modeling, standing in front of the real thing is a feeling hard to describe. You might think of meeting an old friend, in new clothes, but still the same good old soul.

The time for dreams coming true normally lirks around X-mas or similar occasions. Dreams of your life getting true, however, come unexpected and without warning.

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