Monday, June 24, 2013

Fire Truck Drives Through 11 Feet Of Water


If anyone is curious, the reason the engine doesn’t flood is because it has a snorkel installed just behind the cab to feed air to the engine under the cab, so the engine does not flood even though it is completely submerged. You can see the snorkel at 0:57, it’s the black tube with the round silver top (the silver is a metal mesh to stop debris) that is immediately behind the cab.

From MASTVID


4 comments:

Laury Coenen said...

That is awesome! :D
A truck with a snorkel, my oh my.

David said...

I bet if they added some propellers to the sides they could be truly amphibious!

Laury Coenen said...

I'd like to see that :P
I thought this tidbit might interest you, by the way http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2348045/Womans-breast-implant-explodes-lying-stomach-hours-playing-game-iPhone.html

David said...

Thanks Laury, I will use that one as well. In good news though, breast implants have saved woman's lives in the past by acting as airbags in traffic accidents. :)