Airbags have been around for over 40 years now, and in that time they have saved countless lives when used in conjunction with seat belts. If you’ve never experienced an airbag blow up, then you probably imagine a soft pillow gently hitting your face. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and in the video posted by the Giaco Whatever YouTube channel, we see how an airbag can fill up in just .03 seconds.

In this video, Giaco films the device inside the airbag that explodes in order to fill the bag so quickly. Watching this video will immediately make you realize that an airbag is nothing more than a bomb a foot or two away from your face. The explosive is well insulated with a metal mesh that catches any shrapnel, but make no mistake, if that wasn’t the case, this thing could do some serious damage. We see the explosion in real time and slow motion, but that wasn’t enough for Giaco. He builds a clear cannon and uses a wooden projectile to show how much force is generated by the airbag device exploding. You have to watch for yourself, but he basically builds a rocket launcher, enjoy.

Watch the explosive in an airbag blow up in slow motion Giaco Whatever/YouTube
Alex Palmeri About the author:
Alex Palmeri graduated with an Associates in Automotive Technology and started his career with Mercedes-Benz as an apprentice and shortly after a Master Technician. Currently Alex works as shop foreman in a large fleet repair facility. Aside from writing his automotive passion is very diverse. Alex’s car collection consists of ...Read more
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