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Originally posted by Aresh Troxit
When I look at the hole of the helipad, i notice that the metal is bent inward. Something coming in from the air is then more likely to be the causality.
Unless the fire under the helipad was so intense it vaporised part of it and left some part of it slowly bending downward because of gravity.
Originally posted by CommonSenseRules
someone at Rumor Mill has done a lot of research into aluminum helipads:
I did a search on
"can aluminum helidecks burn" and found that they do NOT burn......many tests have been done.
lots of links...
Originally posted by Lebowski achiever
reply to post by Phage
Is it just me or does that photo look 'shopped or even painted? I saw the close up of it here and it just screamed 'Fake' to me.
Originally posted by CestLaVie
This video shows the effect of the high-energy laser beam from the Boeing Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL), fired at a stationary truck from a US Air Force NC-130H flying over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on August 30, 2009.
The ATL is a chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL), and is a SCALED-DOWN version of the megawatt-class high-energy laser in the Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser (ABL).