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is the CT able to survive all the fires? Fire retardant or heat shield tech? to add to the bio-defence mode?
 

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Well, one of the big problems of vehicles in fire is the paint actually reacts to the heat. The Cybertruck won't have that problem.

Another is exposed brake lines and undercarriage - Teslas don't have that, either.

Last is that ICE vehicles need to start and breath oxygen. Fires consume available oxygen. EVs don't breathe. The one person killed in the CZU complex was found away from his vehicle which presumably was unable to continue in the heavy smoke.

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Your problems will be 1) oxygen will be consumed around you feeding the fire, taking away breathable O2 from you. The air filtration system will not mean squat if there is no oxygen for it to filter out the soot and CO2 all around you 2) tires aren’t fireproof. Sooner or later it will get hot enough outside to start them melting and then burning. You can drive on the rims for a while.

Your best option is getting the hell of of Dodge well before the fire is licking your bumper. Take these little words of wisdom:

There are old soldiers.
There are bold soldiers.
There are rarely old, bold soldiers.
 

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is the CT able to survive all the fires? Fire retardant or heat shield tech? to add to the bio-defence mode?
I know this isn't exactly what you were asking, but fire retardant air dropped on the CT would likely damage it just like it does this Ford Expedition:

The CT might be more durable than the Expedition, but a couple of tons of water going at 100ish mph would still do severe damage to it.

I just think aerial application and aerial firefighting are cool, and I was surprised by how much energy is contained in the water.
 
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I know this isn't exactly what you were asking, but fire retardant air dropped on the CT would likely damage it just like it does this Ford Expedition:

The CT might be more durable than the Expedition, but a couple of tons of water going at 100ish mph would still do severe damage to it.

I just think aerial application and aerial firefighting are cool, and I was surprised by how much energy is contained in the water.
I think they meant could the CT drive through areas that have fires present. Which I wouldn't recommend if you don't need to but the Cybertruck would be my personal choice for a vehicle to escape a fire in. Bioweapon defense can keep the smoke out and the stainless steel probably wouldn't be hard to clean. But like has been mentioned, prolonged time would be a bad idea due to reduced oxygen and heat. However, unless your tires are directly on flames for a while, I don't see the tires realistically melting before the it gets too hot for you. Even with AC, if it's hot enough outside that your truck is burning hot to the touch, it'll feel like a toaster before long.
 

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CalFire has new 'Fire resistant' trucks but even they don't drive through fire if they don't have to.


Bridges and roads burn.

That fire video was taken about ten miles from my house. A road I love to ride on. It's still closed. The video is them escaping after their defense point was over-run by fire.

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My oldest child is in the bay area... it seems crazy that they have to put wet towels around their door to keep the ash and smoke out.
 
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My oldest child is in the bay area... it seems crazy that they have to put wet towels around their door to keep the ash and smoke out.
terrible what is happening with our climate! We had it bad 2 & 3 years ago. keep safe!
 

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I know this isn't exactly what you were asking, but fire retardant air dropped on the CT would likely damage it just like it does this Ford Expedition:

The CT might be more durable than the Expedition, but a couple of tons of water going at 100ish mph would still do severe damage to it.

I just think aerial application and aerial firefighting are cool, and I was surprised by how much energy is contained in the water.
I saw video of fire retardant that was dropped on a house and the house looked red but otherwise ok...much better than that car. Is there a chance that the Ford was on fire before the retardant was dropped?
 

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.Is there a chance that the Ford was on fire before the retardant was dropped?
No. The video shows the cabin being crushed by the weight of the drop. That's why they try not to hit anyone.

Houses are generally a bit stronger than cars.

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I saw video of fire retardant that was dropped on a house and the house looked red but otherwise ok...much better than that car. Is there a chance that the Ford was on fire before the retardant was dropped?
The video was a staged event at an airport. The car was likely from a junkyard.

If you watch the video, you'll see that the intended audience are firefighters who will be working on the ground and trying to control the fire in conjunction with the air tankers. They're asking those firefighters to stop getting hurt by tons of flying water.

There are cameras inside the vehicle. You can see the water break the windows from the inside.

The details of the drop matter. When the water comes out of the plane, it weights a couple of tons and is moving at around 100mph. That's a fucking lot of energy. But, if you drop that high enough, it will just turn into rain. Water is amazing stuff.
 
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But the closer they can drop it to the ground, the more it penetrates the fire and can suppress it.

So yeah, don't be in it's way! *crunch*

-Crissa
 

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