• Short Summary

    A FLAT TIRE CAN BE EXPENSIVE OR EVEN DANGEROUS. HERE IS A FILMED REPORT FROM?

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    A FLAT TIRE CAN BE EXPENSIVE OR EVEN DANGEROUS. HERE IS A FILMED REPORT FROM GOODYEAR ON A FLAT PROOF TIRE, FILLED WITH FOAM INSTEAD OF AIR, AND THE ABUSE IT CAN TAKE. THESE TIRES ARE ALREADY BEING USED IN COMBAT, FOR POLICE WORK, AND ON CONSTRUCTION OR INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT.

    TO DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NEW INFLATION MATERIAL, GOODYEAR TECHNICIANS AND TWO WEAPONS EXPERTS GATHERED AT A RIFLE RANGE.

    THE WEAPONS EXPERTS WERE EQUIPPED WITH .45 CALIBER SUBMACHINE-GUNS, PARTIALLY LOADED WITH TRACER AMMUNITION
    ONE MARKSMAN ASSUMED HIS FIRING POSITION, SIGHTING FIRST ON A TRUCK TIRE FILLED WITH THAT CONVENTIONAL INFLATION MATERIAL -- AIR.

    (SINGLE SHOT)
    AS EXPECTED, THE BULLET RIPPED THROUGH THE SIDEWALL, CRIPPLING THE TRUCK UNTIL THE TIRE COULD BE CHANGED.

    TECHNICIANS THEN REPLACED THE FLAT TIRE WITH ANOTHER; THIS ONE FILLED WITH "PERMAFOAM" CELLULAR SYNTHETIC RUBBER ...

    ... A CHEMICALLY PRODUCED SUBSTANCE GOODYEAR USES AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR AIR.

    "PERMAFOAM" RUBBER IS PLACED IN CONVENTIONAL TIRES BY THE MANUFACTURER, WHO MOUNTS THE TIRES ON WHEEL RIMS.

    AGAIN, THE MARKSMEN TOOK AIM.

    (GUNFIRE -- SINGLE SHOTS, RAPID-FIRE)
    THE "PERMAFOAM" INFLATED TIRE WAS STRUCK BY DOZENS OF .45 CALIBER BULLETS, BUT SUFFERED NO DISABLING DAMAGE.

    ONE MARKSMAN WAS THEN INSTRUCTED TO FIRE HIS WEAPON INTO THE TIRE AT CLOSE RANGE. (MACHINE GUN BURSTS)
    ALTHOUGH HIT BY MANY ROUNDS OF HIGH POWERED AMMUNITION, THE "PERMAFOAM" RUBBER INFLATED TIRE DID NOT GO FLAT AND COULD STILL CARRY THE TRUCK AND ITS CARGO.

    GOODYEAR RECOMMENDS THE NEW MATERIAL FOR INDUSTRIAL TIRES, FOR USE IN AREAS OF CONTINUING DANGER OF TIRE PUNCTURES, AND WHERE SUSTAINED VEHICLE SPEEDS DO NOT EXCEED 35 MILES AN HOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8N1TATCHLR1PNVRAO0T0A4NTY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8N1TATCHLR1PNVRAO0T0A4NTY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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