View Full Version : Military used pigs in blasts to test armor

04-07-2009, 09:34 PM
Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury.

For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. The explosions have ranged in intensity, wounding some of the pigs and killing others. Roadside bombs are the top killer of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.


04-07-2009, 11:41 PM
What a waste of good pork. You'd think they could find a better substitute animal (read: less tasty) to serve this noble cause. :chuckle:

04-07-2009, 11:55 PM
I always hated porky pig.

04-07-2009, 11:59 PM
Gives a new meaning to the term "when pigs fly"

04-08-2009, 04:52 AM
Must be a slow news week. Only been doing this for the last 50 years or so.

04-08-2009, 11:55 AM
from the thread title, i thought this article was about how the military was using fat women to test armor


04-08-2009, 12:55 PM
I bet they could smell the bacon from the blast sight....

mmmmmmmmmmm...... bacon...