Let’s see you get a wrecker out there

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14 Responses to Let’s see you get a wrecker out there

  1. James says:

    Eh,perhaps a jolly green giant or similar helo.

  2. RTinWeimar says:

    Incredible engineering and ingenuity for the minus 60 degree conditions.
    https://youtu.be/NA4pUalceVE?t=2
    These Tucker Snow Cats are still on display at the Science Museum of Wroughton, England.

  3. bogsidebunny says:

    I wonder if they have AAA recovery insurance.

  4. Terry says:

    Send the Navy. If they could recover a C-130 this would be easy. See:
    http://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/history/321/digout.html
    I worked with a retired Navy Chief that was on the team. He had a great set of photos from the mission.

  5. California southpaw says:

    Well, this looks like a good place to spend the night, guys.

  6. Spent 7 months ” on the ice” back in 1958 While with the USN support squadron VXE-6 out of Quonset Point RI. It was called the “wintering over party” and that’s it ! You were there for the full seven months with no hope or options of leaving for whatever reason. I was all of 20 YO and mostly enjoyed the whole adventure. Would I go back and live the same way now? No. way in hell!

    • warhorse says:

      bring any seabees there? one of ’em may have been my dad. he always talked about the “super goonies and the rocket-kick-in-the-ass”

      were you there when they found admiral byrd’s Snow Cruiser?

      • Oldweatherman says:

        I wintered over in 1985/1986 season, then stayed on the summer support through 1989. Great times down there. I bit lonely in the winter when the last plane leaves and the next is 7 months out.

        • warhorse says:

          my dad said there was some sort of hot spring about a 6 hour ride (by M29 weasel) from where they were based. apparently it was large enough to send divers down in to see if anything was living in it.

          they hot-rodded a Weasel with the engine from a dodge power wagon to cut the travel down to about 4 hours one way pulling a cargo sled..there was only room in the weasel for the driver.

  7. SunwolfNC says:

    Pucker Factor: 11 on a 10 scale.

  8. Greatgeezer says:

    Uh, that IS the wrecker…………Yep, they beez fucked.

  9. sno-cat says:

    This was Nov 1957-Jan 1958, second (B) of four sno-cats on the expedition. Took them about a day to build a bridge under it and then drive it out of there. Happened several times. Sometimes they coud haul them out with another cat, sometimes they couldn’t and had to bridge. This sno-cat was returned to Tucker and wound up in a British museum. Nowadays, the sno-cats have ground penetrating radar on board to detect the crevasses.

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