Esteemed members the audioeditorfree.com! help me settle a drunken debate that's been going on for some time now... Might a tornado lift an M1 Abrams?

A pair quick parameters:

In this case, "Lift" is identified as more than just the treads going 1cm turn off the ground for a separation second. Think miscellaneous in between a legit flip and the paris cow in Twister.

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The tornado needs to stay within the kingdom of reality. Nobody of this "well if the tornado to be an F7 and also had a 800mph wind-speed" bullshit. You've acquired up to the most an effective tornado ever before recorded.

Random debris hitting the tank in simply the right means to press it end doesn't count either. If the tornado touch down ideal in front of a tank, in the center of a flat, empty field, can it throw the tank?

That's basically it! What say you?


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The leg Creek / Moore tornado the stuck close to Oklahoma City back in 1999 lofted an 18-ton rail car and transported it v the air roughly three quarters of a mile across an open field.

I don't watch why a powerful tornado wouldn't be able to achieve the very same with a M1 tank.


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· 10y

Except one M1 weighs in at around 60 tons


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But an M1 weighs 61.3 tons. Rail car could job-related kind of prefer a kite due to the fact that it has a large open area for cargo usually. M-1 is an ext like a fixed of metal, and has no real method for wind to relocate it other than for going under it. Ns would have a hard time believing that wind might even flip it, lot less lug it any type of distance.


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Clever try, you mad scientist! This is my arch nemesis, medical professional Doom. He demands your help to calibrate his weather regulate device. Shame on you, Doctor!


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You might get better, much more thorough answer if you ask in r/AskScience


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· 10y

They're pretty hefty so i doubt it, but here's a video of a train getting knocked over


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· 10y

I've never heard of one lifting a big farm tractor and also that seems choose a relatively rough equivalent.


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The whole hospital in Joplin was relocated off of its foundation, and I think a 400-bed building weighs a wee little bit more.


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It's possible, however EF5 or magnified Fujita-Pearson tornados could not be able too, but maybe the fabled EF6 classification tornado probably can lift the tank. One points for sure, the debris flying around in a tornado consist of of these 2 categories could spell armoring damage that may also be feasible to pierce through it - given the right form of material and also velocity in ~ which point it results the M1. Nobody has a definite answer, despite MythBusters might take up the challenge; however imo OP's inquiry would still it is in inconclusive since simulation tornados simply ain't the real thing.


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· 10y

After reading the M1 abrams tank dimensions listed below, ns don't think a tornado could lift one. See is believing.

Dimensions: size With Gun forward -387in Turret height - 93.5in width - 144in weight - 69.54t soil Clearance -19in Ground pressure - 15.4psi


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No.

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