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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Airplane Turbine Crosswind Test


[Media: Video]

I'm not sure which show this is from, but they decided to demonstrate how powerful a jet's engines were by using a couple of cars. The plane's turbine engines each produce 58000 pounds of thrust and literally ripped the cars apart and flung them 50 feet in the opposite direction. And this is with the cars being 50 feet from the engines, imagine what would happen if they were up close!

People might be reminded of the movie Pushing Tin after seeing this video.

Link (via Drasl.is)