Sergeant of the Hide
- Jul 17, 2020
An ambulance in the UK was 'struck by an object'. I haven't seen anything like this this before, is it what it looks like?
Looks like a large hole with the sides dropping in to me like a ball, large rock, or brick went through it.What does it look like? All I can see is glass that has an appearance of being kind of thick.
Hereford... home of Stirling Lines. Hope nothing got away from the range...
Otherwise... Aliens. Definitely aliens.
PS. Guess is some shitbird threw a brick. And the object is known to police. But not the press. Doesn’t look like any kind of ordnance.
It doesn't look like that... They look like this.I wondered if the object was something around 200 grains doing ~2600 FPS. I don't know what a windscreen (shield!) looks like when it gets shot.
Plenty of good shots in Hereford!
Wife had a wheel/tire off a truck bounce over her car and nail the one behind her.Pretty big caliber if it came from a firearm.
Lots of shit gets kicked up on roadway.
Not super rare to have this happen.
Real tragedy though, just wrong time/wrong place.
Kid in MA was killed when a tractor trailer kicked up a full size manhole cover and it came throwing star like at plus 100 pounds through his windshield.
Wife had a wheel/tire off a truck bounce over her car and nail the one behind her.
Had a mallard fly into the windshield right in front of me at 70-75 once. Luckily it didn't even crack.
I'd be pissed if I got killed by a damn duck.
Indirectly knew a guy in VT who took a turkey in his chest while riding his Harley. His wife was sitting behind him. Both basically ripped off the bike, which kept going for a long way. He and his wife were really, really messed up. Years of operations. Never fully came back.
Bad s*&t happens to good people, sadly. Can't blame the turkey (unless it was fleeing from Bender). But if someone tossed a brick... jail is not good enough.
MANY years ago, on a GS1000, hit a pheasant on the windshield. The guy in the car behind me pulled over with me to be sure all was okay. The bird broke the windshield and it fell into me, peeled the skin on my chin real good just under the chin strap. It also restricted my steering, so luckily it was on a pretty straight stretch. The guy said the bird must have been tossed about 100 feet in the air. He was amazed that I was pretty much ok, other than the flap of skin hanging off my chin. I duct taped that flap back into sort of position and drove myself to the ER.As I'm sure you're aware, the general rule when riding a motorcycle is "don't hit anything bigger than you'd want to eat in one sitting".
A 20lb turkey at 50 MPH is about 1750 ft-lb of energy. No, I do not want to take that to the chest.
MANY years ago, on a GS1000, hit a pheasant on the windshield. The guy in the car behind me pulled over with me to be sure all was okay. The bird broke the windshield and it fell into me, peeled the skin on my chin real good just under the chin strap. It also restricted my steering, so luckily it was on a pretty straight stretch. The guy said the bird must have been tossed about 100 feet in the air. He was amazed that I was pretty much ok, other than the flap of skin hanging off my chin. I duct taped that flap back into sort of position and drove myself to the ER.
I know if that windshield had not been there to take the real force, I would have been knocked off that bike and probably the guy that pulled over to help would have, instead, ran my ass over.
I can eat an entire pheasant in one sitting. In fact, I'd rather do that than hit one at 60+ mph again.
One of my elementary teachers had a horse come through her windshield.... miraculously she survived after a long long time in the hospital and lots or surgeries.A turkey/wildlife of pretty-much any kind will ruin your day and possibly the rest of your life. (whatever the duration.... seconds or decades)
Whereas a brick/object dropped with intent... pretty-much qualifies as a legitimate "Air Strike" call because of the fact that it needs to be annihilated AS WELL AS whatever system/environment garnered it's ability/support to begin with.
The concept of doing such, to another.... is so beyond my ability to comprehend, that it's best to simply follow Paxton's advice and "Nuke it from orbit... it's the ONLY way to be sure".
Not knowing weight of said cobblestone, or area of said cobblestone, I'd guess around 500 mph.Had a truck driver deliver some material from a few states away with a cobblestone stuck between the wheels.
Driver broke his ass getting the thing out.
Ok all you Math students what would be the velocity of the stone if it let go at 75mph ???
BUT.....am I close?? I'm not worth a shit with serious math, but, I like to throw shit out there just to see how close I can get. I do the same with long range shooting. MacI dont think the weight matters only the rotational speed and its position in the wheel from the center.