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    Military Grade Concrete Barrier

    Now that's a show stopper!

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    That stopped more than the show.
    As they said in the cartoons, "Ka blowieee!!!"

    Enjoy,

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    Some stats that I found on this test:

    Truck = 65,000 lbs.
    Speed = 50 mph
    Kinetic Energy = 5.5 million lbs per foot
    Wall thickness = 18 inches

    Stopped dead in about 24 inches.
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    That might just give a guy a head ache
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    I wonder if the air bag deployed?
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    and did I hear the engine still running after impact ??? nawww!

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    I'm impressed that the concrete barrier stayed in place. I thought it would be a sacrifice to the cause.
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    Yeah but where are the explosives that should be in the truck. When the nut jobs crash these things into barriers they aint doing it empty and certainly not only full of dirt .

    If you going to test something mimic the real situ.
    cheers

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    Unlike modern day stuff for consumers...the military never builds anything to fail!
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