Shades of Mad Max!

A cold war project that never quite made it off the ground.


What is the contraption in the picture at the top of the page?


Revealed March 23, 2014:

Don Eggleston got it right when he wrote, “Looks like one of the one reactor powered jet engines.”  Don and I served in M Division together on the USS Casimir Pulaski, SSBN633, blue crew.

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8 comments… add one
  • Rummuser Mar 19, 2014

    A desalination plant.

  • Grannymar Mar 19, 2014

    A space ship! 😉

  • Don Eggleston Mar 19, 2014

    Looks like one of the one reactor powered jet engines.

    • Mike Mar 23, 2014

      Don, You got it right. Why am I not surprised? I took the picture when were camping out at Arco in 2011.

  • Hilary Mar 20, 2014

    Hi Mike – a wild west sausage machine …

    Crumbs – no idea …. funny that!

    Cheers Hilary

  • Alan G Mar 20, 2014

    Definitely shades of Mad Max for sure. I’m sitting here pretty much clueless however as to its purpose. If it were from Mad Max I would guess some sort of mini oil refinery but you probably wouldn’t make it that easy. So… I’m going with “automatic file cabinet drawer opener”!

  • Mike Mar 23, 2014

    Don Eggleston got it right. I’ve updated the answer in the original post and have a link to the new post with detailed information in the link below this comment.

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