News: Firing Tank Caught at 18,000 FPS Looks Just As Awesome As It Sounds

Firing Tank Caught at 18,000 FPS Looks Just As Awesome As It Sounds

Firing Tank Caught at 18,000 FPS Looks Just As Awesome As It Sounds

It's like the H-bomb. In slo-mo, it's stunning. In real life, it's terrifying. The footage below was uploaded by YouTube user NielsBorg, unfortunately lacking in description, but offers the following information via headline: "T90 shot taken by Photron camera at 18000 fps".

The T-90 is a brute of a tank, a third-generation battle vehicle used by the Russian Ground Forces and Naval Infantry. The tank contains an autoloader which can carry 22 ready-to-fire rounds, loadable and ready to go in 5-8 seconds. It requires a crew of 3 men (commander, gunner and driver), weighs 46.5 tonnes, and is armored with a complex "three-tiered" protection system. In short, it's a beast.

But what is perhaps even more exciting is the grade of camera that captured the footage. The Photron is a top-of-the-line high speed, ultra high def camera used in a wide variety of professional fields: the manufacturing industries, medicine, film laboratories, Hollywood, and military. To get a better idea of what this *insane* camera can do, take a look at this footage of an Eagle Owl in flight, uploaded by SlowMoHighSpeed back in 2008.

Not too shabby, huh?

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WOW that looks amazing, the detail is superb!

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