Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chicken gun

I was watching one of those Richard Hammond engineering shows last night, and they tested some aircraft materials with a chicken gun. Unlike the elephant gun, goose gun and fowling piece, the chicken gun is named for its ammunition rather than its target. It is a large tube that takes whole dead chickens, and fires them, at aircraft flight velocity, to simulate bird collisions.

2 comments:

IT IS ALLY said...

Imagine being the guy whose job it was to man the chicken gun. You'd impress the ladies no end.

chris.dadness said...

"Having trouble with ya carbie are ya luv? Want me to fire a chicken at it?"