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  • Member since
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  • From: North Carolina
Iron Man lives!
Posted by Back to the bench on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:53 PM

I'm not smart enough to know how tactically valuable this is in the real world, but it sure as heck is fun to watch!!!

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/royal-marine-gravity-jet-pack-ship-seizure/

 

Gil
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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:09 PM

More like The Rocketeer! Combine that with the load bearing exoskeleton suits that the US Army has been working on and we are another step closer to Heinlein's Cap' Troopers.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:53 PM

Whoa!  I wonder how long it takes to get used to managing the thrust/vectors etc.  Impressive stuff - Thanks for posting.

Thanks,

John

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:21 PM

They also have to make it simple to operate and free the wearer's hands so he can use weapons while flying.  If not he's a sitting duck while airborne.

Man, G.I. Joe is just around the corner!  I have a 1/35 German WW II Raketen Truppen figure set from the game "Dust"...

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:38 PM

Send a couple of those to Picatinny Arsenel and see what develops.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, May 7, 2021 7:18 AM

The thing that bothers me is that there is no autorotation if the engine quits.  If you are higher than you are willing to fall, you have a problem.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 7, 2021 1:02 PM

I see a few tactical issues that would need to be addressed, namely the ability to operate weapons during approach and immediately upon landing in case the boarding is opposed, and the noise of the approach. But talk about futuristic stuff!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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