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Walking On Warheads

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Walking On Warheads is an elevated pathway that takes the form of hundreds of pieces of possibly live bombs, shells, and other large calibre munitions all facing upwards so that pedestrians can walk across their impact initiating fuse points.

To construct Walking On Warheads you need to group together a large array of various types of munitions, with their warheads initially all facing vertically downwards. This takes the form of an extended oblong. The next stage in the process is to box in the exterior so that clear resin can be carefully poured around the entire array, filling all of the spaces between the munitions.

Once this has dried, the entire array is rotated 180 degrees so that the points/fuses of the various munitions are now facing vertically upwards, butted absolutely level with the top surface of the resin. This means that regardless of size, all of the top points will be equalised and on the same plane.

Walking On Warheads is now ready for anyone who dares to walk across its totally flat upper surface.

xenzag, Apr 19 2018


Sgt Teacup, Apr 19 2018

       This will give [8th] an erection.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 19 2018

       More of an assembly, actually.   

       <orders extraordinary quantities of water-clear polyester resin/>
8th of 7, Apr 19 2018

       Free pogo sticks provided at the beginning!
pocmloc, Apr 19 2018

       If the munitions are set in reasonably high-modulus resin, and if the tips are smaller than the size of you shoe's heel, why would this involve any degree of danger?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 19 2018

       "No High Heels Allowed"...
Wrongfellow, Apr 19 2018

       Call me boring, but "all facing vertically downwards" is there a way to point downwards that's not vertical?   

       +1 for me being a smartarse
not_morrison_rm, Apr 19 2018

       //is there a way to point downwards that's not vertical?// There is - as in "all pointing downwards at a variety of non-90 degree angles"
xenzag, Apr 19 2018

       Just in time for the North Korean summit between the crazed leader of a third-world country and Kim Jung Un.
RayfordSteele, Apr 19 2018

       For the extra-foolhardy, I'm picturing squash courts.
pertinax, Apr 19 2018

       Tourists are invited to visit Gasa city where this already exists. The only caveat is that women must wear modest old fashioned clothes and cover their hair in the new Shiite style.
pashute, Apr 23 2018

       Hmm... does this resin expand, or release heat, or otherwise threaten to tickle the enclosed munitions as it hardens?
Wrongfellow, Apr 23 2018

       So basically, an enormous claymore mine?
Loris, Apr 24 2018

       No, Claymores are fairly directional. This would give a more isotropic distribution of projecjtiles.   

       // release heat //   

       It gets warm, certainly, but not a problem if it's cast in thin layers.
8th of 7, Apr 24 2018

       In the mind it's a great artistic piece. I'm just just wondering how it would look in reality with varying depths of munitions and the packing thereof. If packed tightly, the angle to see down between the weapons would be minimal. Back lighting may be needed to resolve casing detail.   

       Or could this be a scale model of molecular explosives . Designing each individual molecular explosive resolve, in packing molecules. The ultimate in pyrotechnic engineering.
wjt, Apr 24 2018

       So, you'd step on, say, a giant model of one molecule of trinitrotoluene? I don't think that would convey quite the same frisson.
pertinax, Apr 25 2018

       I was thinking about one trinitrotoluene frisson with respect to it's surrounding neighbours' frissons. Engineering orientation, spacing, other molecules maybe even photon density in the space. An ability to design complex patterned shockwaves, not just the shape.   

       Ignition of all the different munitions of the walkway would be quite random. Not exactly a designed fireworks send off for a traverser.
wjt, Apr 25 2018


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