Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The foam that ate Ellsworth AFB

The U.S. Airforce conducted a test of their new fire suppressing foam system on August 23rd, 2005.
The system had to be able to put down one meter (39 inches) of foam in four minutes or less. To that end, the system was allowed to generate foam for the full four minutes. It turned out that the system worked better than expected, practically filling the B-1B bomber with foam within four minutes.
Hilarious. I'm going to go test my airbags now.

Link and Link (sort of via BoingBoing)


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