The tanker in the video is 67-feet long with a 10-foot diameter and can hold up to 30,000 gallons of liquid. It’s made of thick steel and weighs 67,000 pounds and yet it can be crushed with just the sweet simple science of air pressure. Watch as the gang at Mythbusters made the giant tanker implode in glorious slow motion. It just gets obliterated like it’s barely a soda can.
All that’s really needed to destroy the tanker is a difference in pressure. Get it hot enough inside the tanker and then let it cool and boom, collapse.
And here’s a bit of the science behind the implosion too: