Ryan McBeth is a software architect, novelist, triathlete, YouTuber.  He makes videos on YouTube about Programming, Cybersecurity, OSINT and Military topics.

He spent 20 years as an anti-armor and heavy weapons infantryman with three overseas deployments.

Ryan is an avid runner, triathlete and Washington D.C. Sports fan.  He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Can you drive a tank over a frozen river?

Can you drive a tank over a frozen river?

Like my Patriot Missile "Live, Laugh, Launch T-shirt?" Get your own at: https://www.bunkerbranding.com/pages/ryan-mcbeth Can a tank be driven across a river? The answer is that it depends on the thickness of the ice. The formula for estimating how many inches of ice will support a vehicle's weight is h=4sqrt(P). Where P is the weight of the vehicle in tons. In the case of the Dnieper river, it seems like the most it freezes is 16 inches, which would only allow for a 16 ton vehicle - some some trucks and light infantry fighting vehicles like the BMP, but tanks would not be able to cross safely. Watch all of my long form videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt670_P7pOGmLWZG78JlM-rG2ZrpPziOy Connect with me on Twitter: @ryanmcbeth I don’t have a Patreon account. If you want to give me money, give it to: HelpIsOnTheWayUA.com Join the conversation: https://discord.gg/pKuGDHZHrz Want to send me something? Ryan McBeth Productions LLC 8705 Colesville Rd. Suite 249 Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA References: https://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/Districts/MVP/reports/ice/safety.html https://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/Districts/MVP/reports/ice/ice_load.html Formula: http://lakeice.squarespace.com/bearing-strength/ Ice weight formula: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/ice-thickness-guidelines-weight.html P = Ah2, where P is the allowable load in pounds, A is the bearing strength of 50 psi, and H is the total ice thickness in inches. This formula is a starting point for creating ice safety guidelines, but https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a1290/4212314/ Rights: By Francis McLloyd, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1729444 Vehicle images: Ohara Corporation https://www.oharacorp.co.jp/en/products/snowvehicles/antarctic/ The Ice Road Netflix C17-A Globemaster at Wilkins Aerodrome. Photo: Glenn Jacobson https://www.antarctica.gov.au/antarctic-operations/travel-and-logistics/aviation/intercontinental-operations/c17/ By Vitaly V. Kuzmin - http://www.vitalykuzmin.net/Military/Rehearsal-in-Alabino-05April2017, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57833635 By Vitaly V. Kuzmin - http://www.vitalykuzmin.net/Military/ARMY-2016-Demonstration/, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52213091 Kamaz Truck http://www.military-today.com/trucks/kamaz_4310.htm "Frozen Hudson River - 2018, New York" by dhilung is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. "© AFP Photo - Chai Hin Goh" by @cpe is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. "Snow spaces" by phenolog is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0. "Aerial survey of polar ice, unprecedented three-dimensional views of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets. Original from NASA. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel." by Free Public Domain Illustrations by rawpixel is licensed under CC BY 2.0. "ice road truck" by useless no more is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. "Snow or Ice, U.S. Army is Ready!" by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0. "Sea Ice Thickness" by NASA ICE is licensed under CC BY 2.0. https://www.armyrecognition.com/february_2017_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/new_pmp-m_mobile_pontoon_bridge_enters_in_service_with_russian_army_eastern_military_district_tass_10902172.html


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