Firefighters Now Have Jet-Powered Water Cannon



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.

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I'm thinking, a circus cannon that would shoot a firefighter through the inferno to save the people..this cannon also should probably have a power vacuum to pull them back :P
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i recall that an old eastern bloc nation (ukraine?) married the chassis of a T-72 with the jet engine of a Mig-31 to create an awesome firefighting vehicle (specifically for use in oil fields). it was used to get the Kuwait fires under control in Gulf War I.
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The Russians invented this years ago for the purpose of decontaminating vehicles in an NBC scenario. Its called TMS 65, and shot a bleach slurry on the vehicle being cleaned. Very effective, from what I have read.
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