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Airborne Infantry: The Next Generation?   General Army topics

Started 5-Nov by stancrist; 1178 views.
stancrist

From: stancrist

5-Nov

Tactical Jet Suit Drills

Current benchmarks for don & doff the Jet Suit, speed bearing ams and demonstration of the helmet steered sidearm LINKSSHOP: http://www.gravity.co/mobile-sho...

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

5-Nov

NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG.

DeltaKilo

From: DeltaKilo

5-Nov

OK. Now, get into the prone position. Stand up. Lie down! Stand up! And go through the door in the background....

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

5-Nov

Needs to be combined with the french 'super ballistic' skirt for air cushion effect when landing

stancrist

From: stancrist

5-Nov

OMG.  Only the French.  I wonder if perhaps the designer was a medieval reenactor? 

Except for color, his clothing resembles that worn by this 12th Century French soldier.

stancrist

From: stancrist

5-Nov

DeltaKilo said:

OK. Now, get into the prone position. Stand up. Lie down! Stand up! And go through the door in the background....

Too funny.  But seriously, could a "jump ready" paratrooper do any of those things, either?

  • Edited 05 November 2022 22:12  by  stancrist
stancrist

From: stancrist

5-Nov

Farmplinker said:

NOTHING CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG.

I was going to say that may be why all of the flight videos I had seen took place over water.

In that video the flying was over hard ground, but only for a quick zoom around the corner.

However, a brief search of YouTube shows there are videos with fairly long flights over land.

Paramedic Mountain Rescue!

A fantastic couple of days in the Lake District testing out how extreme Jet Suit mobility can support emergency paramedic response in the mountains. The Grea...

Record Jet Suit Mountain Ascent

We proved you can scale a Lake District Mountain (3100ft Helveylln) in 3mins 30 seconds, despite very poor visibility that would have grounded a HEMS Helico...

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Nov

It seems unusual at first blush, but jetpacks have actually been used by Britains most Elite SF for over 50 years.

THUNDERBALL | Jet Pack Scene

That's one way to make an exit... 007's jet pack from THUNDERBALL was built by Bell-Textron and originally designed for the US army - but was deemed too danger...

  • Edited 06 November 2022 0:20  by  gatnerd
stancrist

From: stancrist

6-Nov

Yeah, the Bell rocket belt was great for enabling a special operative to escape the clutches of a supervillain.

Unfortunately, it was impractical for infantry because there was only enough fuel for ~20 seconds of flight.  astonished

But, even that was a tremendous improvement over this experiment:  https://youtu.be/uvLygxEMoFY?t=10  smile

  • Edited 06 November 2022 2:17  by  stancrist
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stancrist

From: stancrist

6-Nov

J-RF Raiding Exercise

JetSuit Response Force (J-RF) exercise. A demonstration of the surprise speed and execution possible with the Jet Suit.Foot patrol with only 30kg (66lbs) Jet...

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