Lightning Tower in Russia

By Resh
@rey123 (790)
November 10, 2017 5:41pm CST
The 6-Megavolt Lightning Machine, one of the most powerful in the world, is capable of generating 200 meter-long lightning bolts.This facility is absolutely stunning, and most importantly its unique. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world, and its mostly because of its outlandish charging capacity.It was errected in 1970's to test the resistance of aircrafts to lightning. The facility was tested by RT's Ruptly to check Russian Sukhoi Superjet's resistance to lightning in 2014.When the system is powered up and the condensers are at full capacity, the static charge is so great that anyone in the area will have their hairstanding on end...... RT’s Ruptly was allowed to take exclusive drone footage which astonished the folks......The blue streak of lightning bolt which was generated is something that the world has never seen before......
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@LadyDuck (189358)
• Switzerland
11 Nov 17
I think this is what was called the "Tesla Tower". There are two of these generators in Russia, one is not far from Moscow, the other is in Siberia.
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@rey123 (790)
11 Nov 17
As far as I know the Tesla Tower built by Nikola Tesla is located in Manhatten,New York.It was errected in the 1900's......Nikola's aim was to create a world where there is electricity transmission without the use of cable wires.....
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@LadyDuck (189358)
• Switzerland
11 Nov 17
@rey123 I know, but I also know that they call this one "Tesla Tower", because it's made on the Tesla principle. I know very well the biography of the Serbian Nikola Tesla.
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@rey123 (790)
11 Nov 17
@LadyDuck Maybe I was wrong.I knew that the Lightning Tower was built on the "Tesla Coil" .But was unaware that it was being called as the "Tesla Tower".......So I earlier thought that you were referring to the Tesla Tower in Newyork
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@Kahl39 (1308)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
11 Nov 17
This is just amazing! It should be used wisely though.
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@rey123 (790)
11 Nov 17
Yes.It needs to be put into use productively like power generation.....
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@Kahl39 (1308)
• Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
11 Nov 17
@rey123 I do hope.
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• Philippines
11 Nov 17
If only that lightning can be harvest into an energy for a major power bank. But it also dangerous if we are near it.
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@rey123 (790)
11 Nov 17
Yes.If the Russian Scientists work towards the transmission of energy via cable wires.....It would create a huge revolution in the human civilization.......
@crossbones27 (22392)
• Redlands, California
11 Nov 17
Wow that is just crazy, never heard of such of a thing. Hoe that is not used often.
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@rey123 (790)
11 Nov 17
Yes.Hope they put it to a better use and use it for power generation.......
@jstory07 (72506)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Nov 17
That looks really neat. Does it work really good?
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@rey123 (790)
11 Nov 17
Yes it works well.But it is not frequently operated because it's maintenance cost is extremely high.The RT Ruptly's that operated the facility had to pay a bill of thousands of dollars for testing the Sukhoi Super jet.........