Special Materials Ltd. is a Russian weapon company that has decided to create a portable water cannon. They are contemplating the idea of a “non-lethal weapon based on electro-hydrodynamical effect,” which means a sharp mini-electric shock in a jet of water. They say that the results are minor with little chance of injury. Excuse us, but doesn’t water plus electricity mean run away?
The first prototype of the CPS 2000 shot a half ounce of water at 200 feet per second, leaving a spot of about 12-inches diameter on a target which was about 12 feet away. The company is hoping that their eventual super soaker will fire 2 to 7 lbs. of water at a distance of 17 feet. We say, “Ouch!”
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