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The Antarctic Snow Cruiser Was A Building-Sized Car Doomed For Failure

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by snow drive solutions, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:44 AM.

  1. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looks like something from Thunderbirds
     
  2. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Appeared in Non Fiction as a well Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler
    Dirk and his friends travel there immediately, but their transport breaks down. They encounter a rich eccentric named 'Dad' (Clive Cussler) who is there with a team to recover the gargantuan Antarctic Snow Cruiser left there in 1940 during Admiral Byrd's third Antarctic expedition. Using the Snow Cruiser, they are able to make it the rest of the way to the villains' base in the ancient Amenes city. There, they deactivate the nanotechnology with minutes to spare, and the authorities arrive to secure the base.
     
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  3. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They obviously weren't into caterpillar tracks
    You can read too much into stuff I know, but when you see what tanks the US turned up with in Africa in 1942 there may have been a bit of a technology hole there
     
  4. Crystal

    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    how funny, was just trying to remember where I had read about it...then read your post :)
     
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  5. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The Soviet response:
     
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  7. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Mark that down as a win for the Russians.
     
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  8. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    USA: Used once, failed shortly into the journey, lost, possibly disappeared in a calved iceberg and now at the bottom of the ocean somewhere.
    Soviet (later Russia): Used for over 50 years, granted recognition as a monument, preserved in Antarctica for future generations to see.

    Pretty conclusive I'd say.
     
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