If Black Talon ammo was so dangerous to Dr.'s and other emergency personel.....then we MUST ban hybrid cars for the same reason!! Suck on this envirowhackos!
Fox News Story here.
What I find ridiculous/stupid/late-comer-to-the-party (take your pick) about this article is that my department was one of the
very first in the U.S. to start putting together a training package about how to deal with these cars, back when they first came
out. And that was like..... mid `91 or something like that, where they started really being sold. We had to almost get down &
beg, borrow or steal info from the dealers and/or manufacturers because they were being so "Secret Squirrel" about
And I will admit, I haven't been to a call yet involving one, but when I do, the Pucker Factor gauge is going to be maxxed out,
as these things are scary! There are so many things that can go wrong, and we'd never know about it until it's too late, or
You can be standing next to one with it's engine running, and you'd never know it unless you laid your hand on the hood, and
felt the vibration. They are that quiet. And the fuel tanks (or the first ones were at least) are plastic. Plus the nickel metal
hydride batteries that power them are reactive to stainless steel.... oh wait, that's what the battery boxes are made of! OOPS!
The whole rear end of those cars are practically one big battery, made up of cells. The batteries are
gel-type, and they are clear.
If the cells ruptured in the accident, and there is any moisture on the ground, we'd be walking around in the goo, and never
know it until it burned through our shoes, or we got our hands into it while we were doing cribbing (bracing the vehicle so that it
won't move) operations. (And yes, you should have your gloves on while you are doing this, but feces occur......)
I forget what the amperage is that the central power line carries, that runs from the engine compartment, back to the
batteries, but it's enough to make you a toe-tag candidate before you ever know what happened.
They give me the creeps just driving past one on the Beltway......