Sometimes the insane engineering projects the military industrial complex attempt actually work. Sometimes they don't. In between, there's testing, and Jalopnik readers have the ten most unreal videos of these projects.
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The military is one of humankind's greatest sources of bizarre, imaginative, totally hopeless engineering. We've seen their strangest vehicles (hell, their strangest tanks alone was a massive festival of strange). And while I would be much happier if we could all send love beams to each other and commonly share all of our wealth and understanding, I will still remain entranced by military testing videos.
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10.) The Navy does a 'Sinkex,' where they see what it takes to sink a ship. This is/was the USS Cushing.
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9.) An MRAP Cougar fails a 60-0 breaking test.
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8.) To test nuclear plant safety, an F4 Phantom is flown into a concrete shield.
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7.) A British announcer gloats over Nazi V-2 rocket failures.
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6.) Lockheed C-130 Hercules demonstrates the 'angel wing' flare pattern.
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5.) The BigDog robot throws a cinderblock.
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4.) USS Missouri tests its big guns on the way to the first Shock and Awe Campaign of Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
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3.) Here's an Army Jeep M151 MUTT rollover test. Note the arm.
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2.) This is a Small Diameter Bomb in slow-mo.
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1.) The unreal testing of the Atomic Cannon. Yes that's a nuclear gun.
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