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01 Jun 2018 11:12 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian31 May 2018 10:50 a.m. PST

The humble, ordinary water cooler bottle used in offices all across America becomes a mighty missile when loaded into this amazing cannon – the BCB Wall Breaker…

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Cyrus the Great31 May 2018 11:44 a.m. PST

She's as mad as a hatter!

zoneofcontrol31 May 2018 11:46 a.m. PST

Saw this on the news this morning. I thought it would make a great family picnic game. "Hey, cousin Johnny. Put down your beer and I give you a 5 second head start."

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 May 2018 12:56 p.m. PST

Regardless of the projectile, breaching a wall is dangerous. Breaching a wall in a room occupied by terrified people is very dangerous. Breaching a wall in a structurally compromised building (like one on fire) is very very dangerous. Breaching a wall in a structurally compromised building that is occupied by terrified people is very very very dangerous.

It's also not particularly covert.

Don't school rooms with exterior walls have accessible windows (except maybe the gym)?

But, yes, 40 pounds of an incompressible (in those conditions) liquid is one helluva battering ram.

Are we supposed to carry a dangerous cylinder of compressed air or an air compressor with us? (Neither of which is a problem for a SWAT team or fire engine.)

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 4:45 p.m. PST

Ok, water and a wall with electrical don't mix well.

Dan

Lion in the Stars31 May 2018 7:37 p.m. PST

Looks like it uses a standard firefighter's air bottle (or two), no problem to carry a couple of those around.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Jun 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

Looks like it uses a standard firefighter's air bottle (or two), no problem to carry a couple of those around.

Could be. Not a mech-e, but ~200 atmospheres against a 10" diameter circle to launch 40 pounds at least a hundred feet (how far back from the wall do you stand?) doesn't seem like a lot. Any physics majors? Artillery officers? I could do the math … slowly, but someone already should have the answer in a can.

zoneofcontrol01 Jun 2018 7:18 a.m. PST

One way around this would be to breach a wall near the hostages to gain access directly into their area. Then make entry and screen a rescue/evacuation. However, this would entail knowing where the shooter(s) is in relationship to the hostages.

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