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Posted: 2/11/2006 12:55:59 AM EDT

Looks like a well-placed surplus Pratt and Whitney engine would make a pretty effective vehicle-diverter.

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1309610693318372088
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 1:01:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 1:03:14 AM EDT by twonami]
Yep, if knocked a taxi over somewhere. They also tried it on MythBusters but the insurance company chickened out at the last minute and they had to use a smaller jet. It didn't quite flip over their car. i can't remember what it was but it might have been a Intrepid or one of it's sister cars.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:27:33 AM EDT
shame, that was a nice 2CV
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:40:46 AM EDT
Isn't the word "Citreon" the French word for "lemon"...I'm serious.

Does anyone here speak French who could confirm or deny this?
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:47:09 AM EDT
I love top gear.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:51:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
shame, that was a nice 2CV



"lightweight hippie car"
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:53:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
Isn't the word "Citreon" the French word for "lemon"...I'm serious.

Does anyone here speak French who could confirm or deny this?



It's been a long time since I've taken French, but I believe lemon is citron. If memory serves, they are pronounced similarly. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 5:54:18 AM EDT
I saw a different video where someone trashed on older Toyota station wagon doing the same thing.

Sent it tumbling down the runway.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:04:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ChiefPilot:

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
shame, that was a nice 2CV


"lightweight hippie car"


"A bit more...slab-sided."

Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:11:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 6:13:50 AM EDT by vmax84]

Originally Posted By ChiefPilot:

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
shame, that was a nice 2CV



"lightweight hippie car"



We were watching the video at work and thought the video was great, but thought the "lightweight hippie car" remark was better. Great video.

vmax84
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 6:19:30 AM EDT
I want to see someone stand on the tarmac as one of those is landing. ie. Pushing Tin movie.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 7:36:23 AM EDT
While fueling at CVG,almost got my fuel truck's windshield blasted in by a Delta 767-332,the glass was bending.Propped my foot against the glass was the only thing keeping it from caving in. Saw a freight can get lifted by a parked Northwest 727,some dumbass put right behind the #2 engine.Would'nt want to even think what a 777 could destroy.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 7:40:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
Looks like a well-placed surplus Pratt and Whitney engine would make a pretty effective vehicle-diverter.

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1309610693318372088

Yes,and until they put up a blast fence at San Diego(this was back in the early '60s),DC-8s and 707s would blast cars off the road at the end of the roadway,a VW bug was sent tumbling in one instance.
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