The firefighters in Luoyang, Henan Province, China, have an awesome new tool to use against fires. It's a water cannon that can shoot 3 tons of water 120 meters away. One source says that it's powered by a fighter jet engine. The total cost was about $456,000. You can watch a video of the machine at the link.
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-01/video-chinas-new-jet-propelled-water-cannon | Photo: GizChina