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That We Have Visited and
Field Trips that we have taken
The Bloomington Airshow7-8-2000Click on photo for larger viewClick Here's
the engines on the Shockwave Jet Truck
These engines have afterburners and pump out 36,000 horsepower allowing
this truck to run like a bat out of Hades. Take a look
at the tires. These are standard truck tires with all of the tread
shaved off. Twice now I have talked to one of the crew members
of the Super Shockwave and these guys were very nice and willing to explain
how their trucks work. This time he explained how they shaved the
tires to stand up to the tremendous speeds that this truck travels.
Tire tread weighs a lot. At these tremendous speeds the tread is
spun at a very high rpm creating a lot of centrifugal force which will
cause the tire to come apart. This is why they shave the tread from
the tires. It prevents the tires from bursting.