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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:57 PM

Did this video ever make it to DU? You might enjoy it.

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by krispos42 (a host of the Gun Control & RKBA group).

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Reply Did this video ever make it to DU? You might enjoy it. (Original post)
rgbecker Nov 2012 OP
Glaug-Eldare Nov 2012 #1
upaloopa Nov 2012 #2
Glaug-Eldare Nov 2012 #4
gejohnston Nov 2012 #5
oneshooter Nov 2012 #6
upaloopa Nov 2012 #7
slackmaster Nov 2012 #10
DonP Nov 2012 #11
Clames Nov 2012 #8
slackmaster Nov 2012 #9
agracie Nov 2012 #3
krispos42 Nov 2012 #12

Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:00 PM

1. Tee hee.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:18 PM

2. What do you think happens when a bullet pierces

the cabin walls of a plane at 30,000 feet?

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:30 PM

4. Not much, actually.

The holes handgun bullets would make are too small to cause major structural damage or dangerous loss of pressure. I'm sure it'd be noisy and uncomfortable, but not dangerous.

EDIT: Provided the holes are in the fuselage, and not a passenger. Handgun bullets are big enough to cause major structural damage and dangerous loss of pressure in passengers. Marksmanship is a must!

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:33 PM

5. not much if anything

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:44 PM

6. What do you think would happen?

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:55 PM

7. Decompression

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:02 PM

10. Airplanes are leaky. A bullet hole, even a big one like .45 inches, won't be a problem.

 

The cabin pressurization system would have no problem compensating for it.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:44 PM

11. Ummm, Goldfinger was just a movie - full of special effects.

Hollywood is not reality, get a clue or study basic physics before you state something dumb as if it's a fact.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:59 PM

8. Maybe you should start watching Mythbusters.

 

See episode 10...

The coolest segment from this episode was the explosive airplane decompression segment. Jamie and Adam drove out to an airplane graveyard in the Mojave Desert and found an old passenger jet that they sealed up and pressurize. They also placed crash test dummy Buster in a passenger seat at ground zero for their series of experiments: 1) Firing a handgun through the skin of the aircraft. Result: nothing happened. Buster didn't even flinch. 2) Firing a handgun through the window of the aircraft. Result: same as before, nothing happened.

At this point the segment was getting really interesting for me, because it had dispelled my Hollywood-driven belief that a firing a gun on an aircraft would puncture the skin, which would then expand into a large hole, sucking out the evil villain or unidentified extra.

Having demonstrated that the conditions for the myth were false, Jamie and Adam went bigger to try and get the actual result:


http://kwc.org/mythbusters/2004/01/mythbusters_explosive_decompre.html

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 07:01 PM

9. It makes a round hole approximately the diameter of the bullet

 

Which causes the cabin pressure control system to make a small adjustment for the additional leakage.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. This is your Captain speaking (and packing)... n/t

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:57 PM

12. locking

Does not fit the SoP of the Group. Try the Humor Group.

Regards,

Kridpos42, Group Host

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