Gravity is a Harsh Mistress

The last of this week’s Army safety posters, today’s selection is the (cropped) top half of a poster detailing the procedures for exiting a Bradley fighting vehicle after it has rolled over. It also demonstrates a couple other things, as well…

I’m sorry, but you can’t tell me that’s not funny.

Ever since their introduction in 1917, tracked armored vehicles have had a hard time coping with sudden differences in elevation. Despite all the advances in technology since then, they’re still unable to cope with twenty-foot drops – and as great as night-vision goggles are, such drops can be hard to detect in the dark until it’s too late.

I’m sure the accident shown engendered a new appreciation in the crew for an old-school, low-technology, often-overlooked safety tool that can help avoid incidents like this – maps.

Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on September 28th, 2007| Comments Off on Gravity is a Harsh Mistress

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