Here’s an interesting concept from Yanko Design.
A shoulder mounted Rocket Launcher-eqsue gun that shoots a nozzle, extending the water’s reachup to 30 meters (nearly 100 feet), trailing the hose behind to quickly get water to hard to access places.
It’s a nice idea ‘n all but, as it stands I don’t see it working all that well (not that it wouldn’t be fun to try).
There are a number of problems.
- Hose is very heavy, shooting it like that would easily knock you off your feet because of the pressure needed to hurl a nozzle any distance.
- It would be dangerous, the hose whipping past you as the nozzle hurtles towards it’s intended target would be frightening.
- When a fire hose is ‘charged’ (filled with water) it tries it’s darndest to straighten. This will send the nozzle straight up in the air and likely flailing around.
- There’s no control.
- You’re assuming the target, say a window, is breakable or open. If it’s not you’re going to end up with falling mess.
- You don’t know what’d in the target area to make the situation worse.
- Don’t give a fireman a gun! it’s asking for trouble :-p
- There are a few other things too – I’m sure my fellow firefighters can think of something to drop in the comments.
What do you think?
See the design here
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