Crash Test

1 Season
S1 E11 3/19/08

Long Range Life Boat

Out of range of helicopters, stranded sailors often have to wait for a passing ship to bring salvation -- an opportunity that may be days away. The Smash Lab team decides to use top-secret torpedo technology to revolutionize mid-ocean rescue with a coast guard life boat that can be dropped out of a long-range plane. The principal is to use a phenomenon called super-cavitation where a high velocity stream of gas bubbles is blasted from the nose of an object as it travels through water. The system would allow a coast guard boat to be flown right to the scene of the accident, have it deployed right into the water and bring a full crew with it.

Seasons

Episode   1

Blast-Proof Building

Episode   1

Car Over a Cliff

Episode   2

Crash-Absorbing Concrete

Episode   2

Extreme Snow Plow

Episode   3

Hurricane-Proof House

Episode   3

Unbreakable Car

Episode   4

Train Crash

Episode   4

Runaway Big Rig

Episode   5

Unsinkable Car

Episode   5

Earthquake-Proof House

Episode   6

Trapped in a Boat

Episode   6

High-Rise Escape

Episode   7

Crash-Proof Log Hauler

Episode   7

Fireproof House

Episode   8

Runaway Trailer

Episode   9

Fluidized Sand

Episode   10

Long Range Life Boat

Episode   11

CO2 Cop Car

Episode   12

Boat Ejector Seat

Episode   13

Bomb-Proof Plane