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18 February 2013

Gray Chandler emailed some more photos:

He comments as follows: "EUCLID sent us the "0 powered by a Avco Lycoming TF25A Gas Turbine,1850 shaft horsepower, for test and evaluation. Suffered a flame out ,losing its dynamic braking.With no steering or braking it ran out of control colliding with a R105 haul truck and finally coming to rest on a Cat 12e grader and a Isuzu cherry picker. Bougainville Copper Ltd tried, unsuccessfully, to suppress the pictures. Yours truly with the recovered truck in the laydown yard. The truck never returned to service. [circa 1975]

P.S Barry Middlemas from the Arawa News agency published the first pictures.

Euclid promotion picture . Not sure if it is the same truck before dissassembly for shipping to BCL. I am sure they only built one. !!!!"


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