Ford Nucleon

Ford Nucleon -

The Ford Nucleon was a scale model concept car developed by Ford Motor Company in 1958 as a design on how a nuclear-powered car might look. The design did not include an internal-combustion engine, rather, the vehicle was to be powered by a small nuclear reactor in the rear of the vehicle, based on the assumption that this would one day be possible based on shrinking sizes.The car was to use a steam engine powered by uranium fission similar to how nuclear submarines work.

The mock-up of the car can be viewed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

The Nucleon is the inspiration for the cars scattered throughout the landscape of the video game Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.

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