Sunday, 23 August 2015

Big Wind - The Most Powerful Fire Truck In The World

Designed by a team of Hungarian engineers originally as a means of mass decontamination for Cold War-era tanks in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack, this fire-fighting chimera has found a surprising niche in the modern world: putting out oil well fires.

The Big Wind is a T-34 tank chassis with a pair of Mig 21 jet engines mounted to its roof. The vehicle needs three crewmen: a driver inside the tank to steer and stop it; a controller in a rear cabin at the back of the platform to run the jet engines and the water jets; and a fire chief who walks about 15 feet away, issuing orders to the two other crew members through a remote-control unit.

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(thanks Cora)

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