WILD Tornado Chasing Tank Takes The West
Meet THE DOMINATOR 3!
Not sure what happened to 1 and 2...
Perhaps those were just prototypes.
This thing was built to drive right under a tornado.
To do that they had to make it heavy enough, and aerodynamic enough.
Also armored with bulletproof glass.
Inside is a lot of equipment for taking readings.
This is not just about parking under a twister.
There is science going on here.
In the video below you'll see the overly enthusiastic crew chase and then manage to park directly under a twister as it passes over them.
This proves that THE DOMINATOR 3 can take it.
Let's take a walk around this tornado tank and the one that came before it.
These vehicles are built on the bodies of old SUVs.
No need to sacrifice something new and expensive.
Let's face it, the odds of this thing getting TRASHED are high.
Forget good gas mileage.
Once all that extra weight and all those heavy tornado-chasing friends are added in this thing is puttering down the road and using a lot of gas to do it.
Apparently, there are several trucks like this out there- all privately built.
These people have always loved chasing weather.
Now they have a chance to make money at it on YouTube and get famous at the same time.
That's just egging them on.
This sure beats the heck out of anything we saw in the movie TWISTER.
So far, to our knowledge, nobody has been hurt driving up to, or into, a tornado in one of these things.
So, let me ask you, would you trust yourself inside this, in a middle of a tornado?