A long-forgotten engineering development film from the 1960's was located. The 16mm footage records the first test of a revolutionary new gas turbine engine for use in land vehicles, being developed at that time, by Avco Lycoming; a division of the AVCO Corporation in Stratford, Connecticut.
The engine was orignally known as the PLT25; later the AGT1500. The photo above is a frame from the film, showing a test of the AGT1500 engine being conducted in a M48 tank chasis. The AGT1500 engine has a story. I'm working on ideas to put that history on film.
THE AGT1500 GAS TURBINE ENGINE