Ford 705, 600-Hp Supercharged Gas Turbine Is Being Developed for Super-Transport Truck 650272
The Ford 705, 600hp, supercharged gas turbine is utilized to maximum advantage in the super-transport truck. This power package meets the requirements of power, fuel economy, noise level, and minimum package size for a successful vehicle installation.
A detailed description of the component and engine development is covered in this paper. Rig test, dynamometer, and chassis engine performance is discussed. The application of the Ford 705 supercharged gas turbine engine to the super-transport type vehicle is unique. Experience in successful cross-country operation of the vehicle confirms the selection of the powerplant for this type of service.