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The next time you’re having a conversation around the water cooler, be aware that a British company has developed a way to make that water barrel into a projectile. The “Wall Breaker” is a non-explosive cannon developed by BCB International Ltd. in the U.K. It uses compressed air to fire plastic water drums that can knock a large access hole in walls, gates, doors – and apparently, vans –  for military and security forces to gain quick entry.

The company says it uses a typical 20-liter water cooler drum, or about 5 U.S. gallons, and a U.S. gallon of water weighs 8.35 pounds. This suggests a projectile weighing nearly 42 pounds, heavier than most 105 mm projectiles,  leaving the barrel at 984 feet per second, about a third the muzzle velocity of a 105 mm howitzer. Unlike a 105 mm howitzer, however, its target during typical use is going to be within a dozen feet, although range is quoted as “3 to 300 meters.” Of course, you can also put “sand, concrete, or other pourable materials” into the container, according to the company.

 

Written by paranoiasnfm

11 de Junho de 2014 às 21:13

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