The Antarctic Snow Cruiser with a length of 17 meters and a heigh, wheels extended of 4.9 meters was a vehicle designed from 1937 to 1939 intended to facilitate transport in Antarctica during the United States Antarctic Service Expedition (1939–41). The Snow Cruiser also known as “The Penguin, arrived at Little America in the Bay of Whales, Antarctica in early January 1940.
The massive Snow Cruiser generally failed to operate as hoped under the difficult conditions, and was eventually abandoned in Antarctica.
During Operation Highjump in late 1946, an expedition team found the vehicle and discovered it needed only air in the tires and some servicing to make it operational.
In 1958, an international expedition uncovered the snow cruiser using a bulldozer. It was cove…