Pic of the Day: Foam Party!

Yup, the ceiling-mounted fire suppression system at this Eglin Air Force Base hangar was set off by a welders spark; submerging an A-10 Warthog, an F-16 Viper and an F-15 Eagle sitting inside the massive hangar in foam in a matter of minutes, according to the guy who posted it on Reddit.

Hope they had fun cleaning that up.

34 Comments on "Pic of the Day: Foam Party!"

  1. I want to get in the pilots seat, make whooshing noises, and pretend I'm flying in the clouds.

  2. it also looks like the F-15 has had panels on the wing removed…. not good.

  3. Where are the bikini girls, Dj music and the drinks for this party

  4. Nice to know it works.

  5. AFFF is going to ruin those planes. At a minimum they will require repainting in less than a year. AFFF is very corrosive. But as Jeff said, at least it worked.


  6. Ain't no party like an AF party, 'cause an AF party don't stop!

  7. 4FingerOfBouron | May 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Reply

    FOD anyone?

  8. Was that carelessness ???????????????

  9. OPSEC violation! The bad guys will look at this picture and know that we have use foam fire suppression systems in our hangars and either reverse engineer our formula and/or use the knowledge that we have foam fire suppression systems in our hangars for nefarious purposes like coming up with ways of making fires that are foam proof. Because, you know, every picture posted and every little detail about our military is an OPSEC violation. You never know how knowing that our guns shoot bullets, our troops eat MREs in the field, and our vehicles run on gas/diesel can potentially be used against.

  10. Iran will announce next week that their mighty fire suppresion system can fill a hanger in 2 min or less! Iran's fire technology is much better and more efficiant and will stop any attack by the American pigs!

  11. Bad Defence tech Bad SYFY wire had this story for a couple of days now.

  12. Plane-wash wowowow it's a plane wash babe, yep.
    F-22 is missing here, but he is not present due to paint peeling off from water. OMGLOL

  13. Clean up Hanger 5.. Need bucket and mop..

  14. WINNING!!!

  15. Since the f22 has super duper capabilities, lets see if it's engines can blow all the foam out to doors too. Dog fight, intercept, knock out the pilots and grounds crew and clean up.

    What CAN'T the F22 do?

  16. Because the Oxygen system would suffocate the foam.

  17. Looks fun wheres the drinks. LOL

  18. Is it safe to say A welding job opening is available?

  19. Funny, usually these systems are set off by a manual lever or button, so that inadvertant “sparks” dont set them off. Same actuation as the halon systems they replace. These fire systems are also far from secret, and used in civilian/corporate hangars.

  20. Air brake is lifted, so the currents down there must be immense.

  21. DriftingJesus | May 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply

    I god. We've got a redditor on our hands…..lol

    Well at least we know the fire suppression system is in order.

  22. It looks like there's foam outside too? haha

  23. I'm so old the first thing I thought of was The Brady Bunch.

  24. Whoever has to clean that up better be paid overtime!

  25. These are hard working planes. Probably needed to soak in a bubble bath after a long hard day. Can someone find the loofa I dropped

  26. Cleanup in aisle 5—LOL!

  27. elmondohummus | May 17, 2012 at 11:50 am | Reply

    Well, I'm impressed. This is a more adult crowd here at Defensetech than elsewhere. I haven't seen a single pornographic joke about what the A-10 did to the other two jets so far. ;)

  28. This will reflect badly on your EPR.

  29. Those are hangar queens – hence why they tested the AFFF there. Closer inspection of larger pics shows all kinds of things missing from the Eagle (including an ominous looking fincode), the rear part of the Falcons' cockpit is covered indicating some kind of frame/avionic work. The Hog looks like it might be in the best shape, but why test this stuff with the cockpit and engine bay open? Plus, look at how far onto the tarmac the foam spills out. This was an out of the way place – the kind of place you put spares in.

  30. Surprised this one didn't make the daily news in Niceville. Pretty sure i've been in that hanger a time or two.

  31. Ahh they are only kidding!
    It's just dry ice covering up the pot smoke party.

  32. If ya fire up that F-16 right now it'll be the world's most expensive bubble machine!

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