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WICKERSHAM LAND TORPEDO

TRACKED DEMOLITION DEVICE

The C. L. Best Tractor Company of San Leandro, California built a tiny cable-controlled demolition tracklayer designed by E E Wickersham and known as the Wickersham Land Torpedo. It pre-dated the German 'Goliath' of World War II by almost 25 years. The device itself was powered by internal batteries and had a rear spool for its control cable. Four spoked wheels supported the body containing the central motor, rear drive and batteries.



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