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Old 02-06-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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So I'm not really into all this military / guns stuff, but I though y'all might like this. I read about this thing in an American football (sort of) column that I read on ESPN.com every week called Tuesday Morning Quarterback.

Here's the passage from TMQ:
Actual Rocket Man In Planning Stages: A German engineering firm called ESG has designed this powered flying wing for paratroopers. In theory a special forces paratrooper using the wing, which has tiny jet motors, could jump from a carrier aircraft and sail more than 100 miles with a combination of gliding and powered flight; smallness and shape make the flying wing invisible to radar. Of course, after a dramatic 100-mile flight abroad the stealth wing, the special forces soldier would arrive at the target – with a pistol and a signal flare, which is about all the device can carry. Don't you just sense generals are right now looking at this picture and saying, "I so don't know what this is for, but I want it."

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A link to the company's website, which is all in German:
http://www.esg.de/presse/downloads

And here's a link to the most recent TMQ, which is an excellent column if you like american football, among other things: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...erbrook/070206
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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These are in .6, right?

The key to modernising any weapon is covering them in glue and tossing them in a barrel of M1913 rails until they look "Modern" enough.

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:20 PM   #4
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This article has been posted here before I believe ..or somewhere I've been

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:25 PM   #5
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That's actually what the new pilot kit is, instead of a signal flare and pistol he carries a nuclear bomb.

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Old 02-06-2007, 04:53 PM   #6
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Dude I swear the Cobra forces had something like that in the old episodes of G.I. Joe
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:18 PM   #7
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yes they did fishwork....

I liked the glider suite idea much better. There were some awsome vids floating around that I can't find now of guys base jumping with them.


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Old 02-06-2007, 05:49 PM   #8
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I think Scarface posted one about a French guy and he had a similiar rig.
It makes for some great planning sessions with that 100mile range.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:29 PM   #9
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3 spanish guys jummped from a plane over Gibraltar and made it across to AfRiKKKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKA! (that song; it began in africa, you might have heard it)


But they used the wings under the arms!

I also saw another dude who put rockets on his shoes with a same type of suit. Ill try to find a video!


EDIT: Here it is, now I remember, it was finish!!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=l9DWAuqP-CQ
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:03 AM   #10
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4XuyrZNchA&NR

that's what I was talking about. the wing suites are 1337.


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