Proposed Wing-Suit for US Military

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I want one.


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    Lamb

    Useless, but awesome.

    natedog

    what’s so useless about being awesome?

    Puulaahi

    This reminds me of the Ninja Turtles. Also ugly and this is really functional?

    Error401

    Possibly for HALO jumping, though it looks cumbersome. Looks unpowered.

    bejamus

    And if it were powered, I’d imagine it’d be heavy as all hell, and burn your feet. Not to mention, what would happen if you run out of fuel?

    Error401

    Nope, that awesome has already been achieved.
    www.komonews.com/home/video/18978769.html?t=a&video=pop

    natedog

    gravity powered, ya’ll

    natedog

    this is waaaaay cooler than parachuting in somewhere

    WistfulD

    Little problem with the surface area to weight ratio. I’m thinking the final result will look more like a hang glider in size. Also, what happens when you drop below your stall speed? Either that thing deploys a parachute or the guys going to have to hit the ground running at like 50 miles per hour.

    AndrewTheWookie

    most likely unpowered. i would guess that this would allow someone to jump further from the target, and using this they could guide their fall better

    tiki god

    man, I was going to come in here and bitch about how apparently no one read the article this came from, but it wasn’t even in the post. If I remember correctly, this is for high altitude jumps, and gives you about 30 miles of glide space before you pull your shoot.

    WistfulD

    Well that makes more sense. Not that modern parachutes don’t give you lots of precision landing anyway, but I can understand a few insertions that would benefit from these. Special ops, stuff like that.

    Denmarkian

    Where are their legs?

    Death_to_Dude

    No crash landings…unless you want to breakyourneck/paraplegic!

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