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Crash!!!!

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 11:57 pm

Have you wondered how strong those cement barriers are that you see in front of military base entrances? Read below and then view the clip...

From time to time someone asks me what the concrete barriers are in front of controlled and secure buildings. When I tell them that the barriers will stop traffic, even trucks, from approaching the secure building I usually get a look of disbelief. I've been looking for some footage like this to prove my point. In this test, the following parameters were used.

Read them and then watch the film. Truck = 65,000 lbs. Speed = 50 mph Kinetic Energy = 5.5 MILLION ft. lbs.

Stopped in 24 INCHES !!!

http://www.herbhost.com/miscimg/VehicleBarrier.WMV

Guest

Postby Guest » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 6:51 am

I'd love to SE, but it's ging me "Cannot find server or DNS Error" In fact that whole domain is AWOL. How now?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 8:39 am

Back now... don't know what happened

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Postby Guest » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 8:56 am

I guess they work :shock:

But that test driver, poor sod, I don't knoiw what they're paying him but it isn't enough.

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Postby chocoswiss » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 10:47 am

wow....that was some crash!! sooo contrary form what they show in movies with vehicles tearing the wall apart!! :?

thnx for the link!!
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Postby Guest » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 11:00 am

WOooooAHhhhhh!! :shock:

Brit

Postby Brit » Fri, 10 Jun 2005 10:23 pm

Didn't stop the engine though!


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