Jet-powered Water Cannon from China

by Mark R

I don’t know if you are one of those people who are really worried about China tipping “the balance of the world”. I saw a whole episode of The Office devoted to it the other day, and it reminded me of conversations that I had with people who are worrying about the most populated country because they can.

In the case of the Chinese fire department in Luoyang city, I think they are seriously ahead of the game with this jet-propelled water cannon. This thing is capable of spraying four tons of water per minute, which suggests that it shouldn’t be used on crowds.

This water can move at speeds that are so quick that they choke fires from the oxygen surrounding them. It also has quite a huge range for this blaze blaster at 120 meters (400 feet).

There is a video of this guy on my Source that I wasn’t able to import. I like it because it reminds me of a cross between an oil tanker and a giant cannon.

By the way, this bad boy costs about $456,000, and I am sure there are now people everywhere saying that the Chinese have these giant cannons capable of spraying the United States. Yes, they are powered by the Pacific Ocean that they can spray at us. We are helpless to stop them.

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neagle Says: January 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

The pump design is from Wolfhart Industries. Google “jet fire extinguisher” and check out the monster used to fight oil well fires after the first Gulf War.

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