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December 8th, 2009

Ceramic materials incorporated in fire-fighting concept vehicle

Published on December 8th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org
Credit: Yanko Design

Credit: Yanko Design

Not in actual production, but Yanko Design is trying to stretch the possibilities with a new type of all-terrain vehicle for forest fire fighters to do recon and actual fire suppression:

To create a homogenous directive towards survivability AMATOYA incorporates state-of-the-art clear aerogel laminated insulation in the windows and bodywork, a dedicated auxiliary water supply to operate a highly efficient, intelligent temperature controlled spray down system, military grade sacrificial thermo ceramic intumescent paints, and a mechanically injected large displacement diesel engine specifically engineered for the unique conditions experienced on the fire ground.

Hat tip to AutoBlog.


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