The massive truck was created in Hungary back in the early 1990’s. In an esteemed stroke of innovation, the Hungarian company MB Drilling that manufactured this monster attached 2 MIG engines to a Soviet Tank.
Big Wind was designed to eliminate some of the most catastrophic fires faced in the world, particularly those that stem from oil tanker leaks. This machine has been used to dispel well fires in Hungary, but since the Gulf War began soon after it was created, the Big Wind was sent off in a cargo carrier to the oil fields of the battlefield of Kuwait. This is certainly a one of a kind piece of machinery, that, when called upon, is usually the only thing that can get the job done.
It needs to be operated by a crew of 3 – a driver, a controller in the back to run the jet engines and water jets and a fire chief. When the water is turned on, six nozzles unleashes a water blast that becomes a massive steam spray, with water moving at about 220 gallons per second. To put that in perspective, this thing would suck a standard suburban swimming pool dry in less than minute.