Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 9 months ago

If you shoot the gas tank of a car will it blow up?

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    It depends on the ammo being used and the gas level in the tank. A full thank is less likely to go BOOOM than an nearly empty tank. The gas liquid will kill the sparks were the nearly empty tank has gas fumes that are more likely to BLOW.

  • 9 months ago

    Questionable - Mythbusters TV series did a programme about this. It depends on type of weapon and ammo used.

    • TSM_908
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Dictionary definition of the word weapon as follows: weapon (noun): a thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage. ````that covers all firearms etc. Mythbusters tested types of weapons. Answer is correct & stands. Learn more English before engaging ur mouth prior to brain.

  • 9 months ago

    No. If it penetrates the tank you will leak liquid gas.

  • 9 months ago

    Anything that causes a spark in the fuel could certainly cause an explosion.

    • Anon
      Lv 5
      9 months agoReport

      Bullets that contain no steel or glass or not MP or tracer cannot.

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  • 9 months ago

    With a regular round, no. It will just puncture the tank if it has enough force to do so. If a second round was fired immediately after the tank was first ruptured, then that might ignite fumes, but the tank will not explode. The fire will just burn until it's put out.

  • 9 months ago

    No

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Why don't you try it with YOUR car and see what happens. Stand REALLY close when you do it, so you'll be sure to hit the gas tank.

  • Debbie
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    Nope

    Source(s): Mythbusters
  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    probably

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