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Chinese fire truck with jet water cannon - Click above to watch the video after the jump

Fire trucks are cool. With that established, Luoyang City, China's new $456,000 super-soaker may as well be named Arthur Fonzarelli. This unique fire truck features a jet-powered water cannon with enough grunt to spray four tons of water per minute at distances up to 400 feet. Our friends at Engadget tell us that the water reaches the fire so quickly that it sucks the oxygen out of the area, suffocating the flame. You know what that is? Exactly: cool.

Hit the jump to watch a demonstration of the jet-powered water cannon. It's not a real fire-fighting scenario, but it's worth a look nonetheless.

[Source: Engadget]Continue reading Video: Chinese fire truck uses jet-powered water cannon

Video: Chinese fire truck uses jet-powered water cannon originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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