Special forces to use strap-on 'Batwings'

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Special forces to use strap-on 'Batwings'
« on: 10/06/2006 12:53:39 »


Special forces to use strap-on 'Batwings' Daily Mail 6th June 2006

Elite special forces troops being dropped behind enemy lines on covert missions are to ditch their traditional parachutes in favour of strap-on stealth wings.

The lightweight carbon fibre mono-wings will allow them to jump from high altitudes and then glide 120 miles or more before landing - making them almost impossible to spot, as their aircraft can avoid flying anywhere near the target.


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Re: Special forces to use strap-on 'Batwings'
« Reply #1 on: 10/06/2006 15:56:14 »
Gad! I read about this in a scienc fiction novel ~30 years ago. Leonardo would be proud if he were still around - vindicated!



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Re: Special forces to use strap-on 'Batwings'
« Reply #2 on: 12/06/2006 14:19:16 »
Yea it is very cool. I have done some Hand Gliding, Paragliding and Micro Light Flying in the past. I love to try this!!!

 


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