- Jul 30, 2014
- KWHP, Los Angeles CA, USA
A very good friend of mine is a major Special Effects guy in Hollywood (former Navy EOD and demolitions), and he blows stuff up on a regular basis for the last 50+ years. Movies, TV, rock concerts, airshows.And no, Hollywood is not a good source of proof of the dangers of gasoline.
In order to get a nice big orange typical movie fireball at an airshow (warbird simulated bomb drop) he has a plastic bag filled with gasoline. He has to use one explosive charge to lift the gasoline bag off the ground and vaporize it, and another high temperature charge to ignite it quickly enough to make the big flash and boom. It takes a specific amount of effort to achieve this. A firecracker thrown under a car won't do it in my opinion.