Spitballing some ideas......

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  1. Trinity Gingerbread

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    if you had a rocket with some kind of c02 warhead could that put out a fire?
     
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    Or start a new one when it crashes?
     
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    Not if the warhead is ejected onto the fire and the booster burns itself out.

    Just wondering if such an idea would work though or a C02 bomb
     
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    Then why can't we do that now with large fires that are happening right now?

    That tank thing looks like it came right out of Thunderbirds
     
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    The problem with the tank thing - too limited in area of effect. The method most commonly used with large fires is "fire bombing":

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_firefighting

    While this helps, it's a very dangerous method (massive updraft from the hot air produced by the fire) and there never seem to be enough of the aircraft - or skilled/crazy pilots available.
     
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    If Poe Dameron were real he'd do it.
     
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    There are quite a few pilots daring enough to try but, not all in the same place and the same time!

    Oz could use a bunch of them right now...
     
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    The "Caspian Sea Monster"...
     
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    That's the one, its very big, and very cool. But not efficient.
     
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    Apparently, the word "impossible" has no equivalent in Russian...

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    Sometimes, they really need to consider adding that word though!
     
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    I love it.... Biplane tank Why not?
     
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    That time Russia decided that everyone everywhere for all time had been wrong and warships should be circular.
     
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    I used to have a book on historical ships and that one got a mention.
     
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