BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!: Tank Blast Filmed At 18,000 Frames/Second
Ever wonder what the blast from a tank looks like in slow-motion? Well rest easy, Admiral Inquisitive, because that's exactly what this is. Unless I embedded the wrong video, in which case it might be one of me with a grocery bag over my head ranting about trolls and how I want to burn/eat them all alive. What? I'm half fire-dragon, yo!
The tank is a Russian T-90, a third-generation 46.5-tonne beast with a steel-composite-reactive blend armor, shooting a 125mm shell.
The camera is a Photron, a high speed, ultra high definition camera made for scientific analysis.
Oh come on -- was the camera actually designed for scientific analysis, or watching really cool things in slow-motion? "Scientific analysis." I'll ask again -- scientific analysis, or cool things in slow-mo? "Scientific analysis." Okay this time just blink your eyes so I know I'm right.
Hit the jump for the video and another, shot from behind tanky-style.
Thanks to Blazer, who, by my art of deductive reasoning, either loves suit jackets or smokin' weed. Well -- which one is it? "The Chevy." SONOFA!