[ RadSafe ] Ford Nucleon

Frank Helk frank.helk at nis-ingenieure.de
Wed Nov 30 02:29:52 CST 2005

Hello everybody out there,

I've read some time ago about a historic automobile study from 1958, the Ford Nucleon.

The vehicle should run with a tiny nuclear reactor an was planned to run 5000 miles without refuelling; surely it never went to production, there was 
only a shrinked model made. 

Unfortunately I'm not able to get my hands on any further information besides that and a picture of the model, which can be seen at 


If anybody knows more, I would be especially interested in how far the design had been gone, and if there's any info about the projected reactor design 

With best regards

	Frank Helk

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