Thomas Poulter

A 45,000-pound snow and ice cruiser designed for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition was unveiled in model form at Chicago July 14, 1939 by its designed Dr. Thomas Poulter (above with it). Resembling a cross between a bus and a tank. The actual cruisers will a bus and a tank. The actual cruiser will be 55 feet long and 15 feet high. It will be able to carry four men inside and an airplane depending upon conditions. (AP Photo)