badgervor
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Bombproof Liner

Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:40 pm

If already mentioned, please delete. Interesting article about bombproofing bins.

http://www.yahoo.com/travel/bomb-pro...ommercial-airplanes-155502883.html
 
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RE: Bombproof Liner

Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:25 pm

Nice. Wonder if they will test at altitude / lower external air pressure. It would seem that it makes a difference in the kinds of loads the pressure hull is under, and the bombs adds to.
 
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RE: Bombproof Liner

Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:25 pm

Every time there's a high-profile bombing, someone comes out with some manner of protecting agent like this...

...and every time, the airlines feign initial interest, then turn it down for the usual factors of weight/impracticability.

Been going on that way for decades. What's going to be different about this one?  
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil

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