Fort Knox by Paul Jon

Fort Knox

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    What? Not a pressure washer?

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    They don’t want to damage it.

  3. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Toothbrush?

  4. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    that would be a $500 hose and $700 bucket.

  5. hy80

    hy80 said, over 1 year ago

    Been there done that, used a fire hose

  6. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, over 1 year ago

    @Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Military material prices are somewhat of a mystery. Much of it is the exhaustive testing and paperwork that follow it around. Sometimes they have special requirements like, fireproof, shatterproof (think shrapnel), temperature resistant from -55CC to +125C while being vibrated violently, outgassing testing so that it won’t generate noxious gasses in a vacuum (thus the rediculously expensive flight-qualified toilet seat). Think about a piece of electronics in the wing-tip of a plane sitting on the airstrip in the Sahara desert in mid-summer, and the same plane in the Arctic Circle in mid-winter. Imagine hammering on something frozen in those conditions. It’s be a bummer if your hammer shattered. Or in outer space. The metal that a hex nut is made of may be some special material like Inconel for high temperature, high nuclear radiation field environments. It may cost a small fortune for a gross box of hex nuts. Nuclear hardware have all sorts of special chemical and metallurgical requirements.

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