Cal Fire Retardant vs SUV

Cal Fire has just released a very cool video, a Grumman S2T fire bomber taking out a SUV. This video it shows you how much force is behind a fire drop and the destructive power of dropping retardant from an aircraft! Enjoy!

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/california/fires/article234367317.html?fbclid=IwAR35QZ1iQGcQgYMMgIaO6lusCQqltCX-ZdhpQmIXlJN6DtwmTWn9LL0PYWs

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I got to say, that is one of the coolest things I have ever seen… I never knew that the impact did that much force!

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That’s interesting cool, and kinda wanna see what would happen if the 747 tanker did the same test

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Wow! I did not know this! Thanks for the great video @RotorGuy :)

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You probably have the same results

Well 9,000 pounds to 147,000 pounds i don’t think there’d be much if any of the car left if any🤷🏻‍♂️

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This reminds me of something they did on the grand tour…

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That’s a lot of Damage!
I never knew there was so much force when dropping it, that’s pretty cool.

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And that’s exactly why you don’t stand under those aircraft when they drop that stuff. The movie only the brave shows this well.

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Love Only the Brave, another one of my favorite airplane movie
Always some awesome flying scenes!

Wow, I thought that stuff is harmless hahah

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Also this video is cool too

Except it’s over a house

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Still driveable but it’s a pickup now

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Ahhh America!

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That was awesome! 😳

Can we all pool our money together to sponsor a 747 drop demonstration?!?

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I know some of the crew!

I’d put money to see that one😍

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That looks so cool I might consider that job after I’ve gotten my PPL

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Are you in the US?

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Yes I am (Oregon to be exact)