in soviet Russia jet plow road
"Comrade there's snow all over the roads should we plow it off?"
"How about we just set everything on fire"
My question is how would that work on a truck as the jet engine would have too much thrust for it to not affect the truck
@Aaron Leibowitz, its not running at a speed that would give much thrust, very low power, but still the truck wouldn't go very quick, maybe 20-30 mph.
@gaemboi, ok next question. When the snow melts to water and the truck passes the water turns to ice which is worse. Ehh they all have dash cams they'll work it out
@RP Jesus, they probably have a salt thrower on back like a regular plow truck to fix that problem.
@RP Jesus, the snow doesn't melt, it vaporizes, so there's barely any water left
@RP Jesus, we use propane torches to clear ice dams here in the winter, it can be - 30f but after a few seconds of direct torch it's bone dry. This is the same thing but on a much larger scale
Do you want black ice? Because that's how you get black ice
@TheWhiteWolf, no that's how you get NO ice, there wouldn't be anything left and the road would be dry
@TheWhiteWolf, fer sure. But hey you can drive over black ice. Road clear problem... changed
@thejamesshow00, id rather drive through 2 feet of snow rather than black ice. Snow at least gives you some traction
@gaemboi, except for that one spot where the driver went a little too fast and the snow was a little too thick and now you've got a nice big patch to throw you off the road and on your roof
@TheWhiteWolf, its a fighter engine, mounted to a Russian heavy truck, he ain't going anywhere fast. Plus, Russian cars arent fast either
@gaemboi, I'm well away of the scenario presented. It doesn't take speed to slide. I've seen dozens of people going low speeds get thrown into the ditch from ice. And now that you've mentioned it, the weight would make these highly impractical. A simple blade can move pretty quickly through snow. Not to mention the high risk of the fuel needed to run these
@TheWhiteWolf, this is Russia. They have plenty of jet fuel from the 1950's
@TheWhiteWolf, the Russians made a boat fly, theyll do anything if you give them the resources.
@TheWhiteWolf, and expense, it would be stupid as hell
@TheWhiteWolf, do you really not understand that the water would be evaporated? There would be nothing left to slide on...
@Sgtcookie15, do you not understand that snow must first become water THEN a gas. And then that vapor still has to go somewhere. You either have to burn a stupid amount of fuel to do this or go so slowly that your never gonna make any real progress.
@TheWhiteWolf, jet exhaust burns at over 2000° c at that point water goes from a solid to a gas so quickly that there is no inbetween. It's the same reason that dry ice doesnt leave CO2 liquid. We do the same thing with a propane blowtorch at 1/20 to melt I've dams at close to - 30F the scale and still don't have water. Ever heard of vaporization?
@Sgtcookie15, I'm away of all that but when you're dealing with three feet or more of snow it won't be instantaneous and at speed it won't be able to vaporize that much snow
America uses vehicles similar to this for de-icing and drying airport runways and race tracks...
oops melted that parked car. oops melted another. oops cooked a dog. oops .. .
@hawaiitude, In Korea, it would be a bonus for dinner!
Forgets to move car off the street after heavy storm
If they use a multifuel military truck they can use one fuel for truck and turbofan (or turbojet)!
It's incredibly inefficient to melt snow rather than simply move it.
Also, you're going to get ice over your roads by melting it.
@Doctor Krieger, no... It evaporates and when you run out of place to put the snow, what do you do? I'm willing to bet you don't get much snow where you live
@Sgtcookie15, I live in Maine...
@Doctor Krieger, so what do you guys do when you run out of space for snow? Of does that not happen there?
@Sgtcookie15, we just pile it higher. I've seen 20 foot tall banks before.
Melting it is actually incredibly slow, expensive, and dangerous. It takes a lot of heat energy to melt snow and melted snow will freeze back into ice very quickly. Besides, it's not even like it saves space. The runoff has to go somewhere.
@Doctor Krieger, *waves hand* evaporation... Obviously you guys don't know how to deal with large quantities of snow and ice. Here if we don't torch the roofs they collapse. We literally run out of places to put it, so you have to get rid of it one way.
@Sgtcookie15, to evaporate all of the snow on a road for a stretch of a mile with a jet engine would cost 10's of thousands of dollars versus just hundreds to move it.
That's not even to mention heat warping the road and ruining it before you even clear it once.
Why do you think that we don't do it? Seriously?
@Doctor Krieger, what happens when the road has a 20 foot snowball on each side? You don't understand that that's a thing? It doesn't warp the road anymore than the pot holes and scrapes snowplows create. Why do you think that they actually do do it? This is a real thing dumbass, look up videos of it.
@Sgtcookie15, I can find videos of just about anything online, that doesn't make them viable or widespread.
Ask any engineer, it is incredibly hard to change the state of water compared to most other substances. It's much, much easier to just move it.
Also, stop pretending that you can just magically run out of places to put it. Snow can be packed and piled and that is the common practice across the globe.
It's safer, easier, cheaper, and more widespread. Stop getting so salty over this fact.
Seems like an inferno accident waiting to happen since they are fuel trucks as well
Not a big fan of the word 'epic'
@bop800noel, I'm sorry, when do you see a jet engine strapped to the front of a fücking truck that is then used to blast roadways clear of ice and snow? "Cool" nah "cool" doesn't do that sjit justice, epic is what that is.
Fairly sure these are for airport runways