Fire truck with MiG engine: insanity defined

Why? Because it's there.

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And here we thought the 727 jet limo was insane. The vehicle pictured here might seem like an ordinary fire engine at first look--until it's turned around. From that angle, it's a work of insanity.

Not only is it modded with a turbine engine, but it's one from a Russian MiG fighter jet--making it "the largest turbine motor in a land vehicle anywhere in the world," according to LifeOnTop. The size alone would seem to lend credence to that claim, at 27 feet long and 5.5 feet in diameter.

If they add one of those tow-truck rescue robots from Japan, we could be looking at the emergency-response vehicle of the future.

(Thanks, Terence)

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