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Moon = no atmosphere = tires explode!
Not if they were solid rubber. I replaced the front wheels on my zero radius mower with all rubber wheels, so the idea is around - your point is well taken, though.
Tires are not the main problem (plus explosion/no explosion would depend on what pressure you had in the tire, it wouldn't be automatic because of being in a vacuum). Bigger problem is that there in the photo 'pears to be an infernal-combustion device. No air, no combustion. (And yes, one can of course provide both fuel and oxidizer, etc, but somehow I don't think that would be the case from what's in the picture.)Dunno if that's some ground-based training thing, or a made up composite image or what, but seriously doubt anyone brought THAT vehicle (gas-tank port on right rear quarter, spare tire, jeezly license plate!) to the moon.
well, gee. it is only another 14,7psig of differential pressure. thats all the difference the "no atmosphere" would make. besides, any off-roader worth his/her salt would have aired down for the rough country. micrometeorite punctures would be a bigger concern
I would think something more in the Pre-Runner setup would work better given the open terrain. Although, a decent jump off a dune may put you back in orbit.
I want to know what would happen with the 1911.
If he aimed it close to our way, after a couple of days it would be a very small shooting star.
A 1911's typical muzzle velocity is around 830feet/second, which is 253meters/sec; but Mars' escape velocity is around 5km/sec, so it wouldn't leave Mars. Would carry a hell of a long way, though!Sometime in my youth I read a short SF story where someone shot himself in the back, when the bullet circumnavigated the moon he was standing on. (It made sense at the time; ah, youth!)
The photo is print shop. I found the original Apollo photo with the Rover, which is removed and jeep substituted.
I almost didn't see the jeep looking for the 45.... ugh....
glad someone else saw that. i was confused when someone mentioned a GUN on the moon.
Photo-shopped?..Are you telling me there is not a Jeep Franchise up..over there?..What is real anymore?..I am so lost, good thing I'm a geezer....