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« on: June 02, 2006, 09:22:44 PM »

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July 2008
Negotiations have failed to sway Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons. The massive economic sanctions instituted by the UN six months ago have done little to change the minds of the Iranian leadership. In an unprecedented move by the UN the Security Council secretly voted to authorize the use of force against Iran.

Now a coalition made up of the United States, Canada, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, the UAE, and Australia are preparing to launch a massive strike against all aspects of Iran’s military, nuclear, and leadership networks. In a strike designed to not only eliminate the Iranian leadership but to decapitate it from the Iranian military that will soon to be incapacitated during the massive night time strike.

The US and NATO have deployed extra troops to Iraq and Afghanistan to prevent any Iranian infiltration into these countries. While the militaries of Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia are on heightened alert and are prepared to launch follow up air strikes or to take part in a ground invasion of Iran should a situation dictate such a move.    

Delta force, SAS, and other black ops operatives have or are infiltrating various points in Iran to guide air strikes, eliminate key Iranian military officials, and destroy parts of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure that have been listed as ‘hard targets’ that are invulnerable to air strikes.

One of these black ops operatives is a Royal Navy officer with a license to kill riding shot gun in the cargo bay of an Emirates Air Line Airbus A380. His name is James Bond; his mission is to destroy the gas centrifuge enrichment plant at Natanz, eliminate the Iranian Army Colonel in charge of facility, and seduce any beautiful women along the way. And even though he is currently 89 miles from his target he will still get there thanks to his strap-on jet pack flying wing known as the razor.

That is how the next James Bond movies should go, screw Casino Royal!!! Tongue  cheesy



Anyways I came across this thing the other day and thought that I must share it with Y'all. By the way it's not actually called the razor, I just gave it that name for my story.

The idea for this, thing, is that a paratrooper/special forces operator can jump (out of a perfectly good ariplane!!! Tongue ) from an aircraft at 30,000 feet and then use the delta wing jet pack to steer/adjust his course to arrive at the LZ some 110nm away. Once there the user will deploy their parachute to land safely, the wing being detached and lowered by a chord several feet below the user. An unpowered version was originally developed and tested for the German Army, the powered version is expected to be tested in the third-quater of 2007.

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006, 10:35:20 PM »

I saw a TV bit recently about a guy who flew a similar contraption across the English Channel.

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006, 11:09:17 PM »



Found another image of the thing at this link with a short write up on it and another link to the company web page that is developing it.  

ESG Gryphon gives you wings – the parachute system for special operations


The "Low Budget" Flying Squirrel version for BASE Jumping (short video clip)

http://www.phoenix-fly.com is the Manufacturer
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2006, 07:26:20 AM »

Well one of the figures companies does German Rocket Troops circa 1946 in 1/35(might be Zevda ?) saw it in my local Modelzone. Inc.s a female trooper, might be a good start for this ?

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2006, 07:50:44 AM »

Didn't Bond actually use some competitor design in one of the latest movie when he (and the Chinese girl ?) is paradrooped from high altitude on the villain's lair ?

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2006, 01:10:51 PM »

Don't know why, but that contraption reminds me of an old GI Joe toy...



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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2006, 01:24:01 PM »

A pair of early F-16 horizontal stabilizers in 1/32nd scale would make an excellent starting point for one of those things to be used on a 1/35th scale figure.  If you were to create a "powered" version, would the jet engine from 1/144th scale airliner models be a good source for the power plants or would you have to go with something a bit smaller to create the little jet engine(s) on the back of the wings?

Any suggestions?  
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2006, 08:03:45 PM »

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Didn't Bond actually use some competitor design in one of the latest movie when he (and the Chinese girl ?) is paradrooped from high altitude on the villain's lair ?
You fool, he was with Halle Berry!!! Wub  And it was Die Another Day, and yes they did use some small flying pack. It was called the switch blade and you laid on it like you were body bording. The wings folded out once they were in flight, though I don't believe that it was jet powered.  

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Well one of the figures companies does German Rocket Troops circa 1946 in 1/35(might be Zevda ?) saw it in my local Modelzone. Inc.s a female trooper, might be a good start for this ?
After Gekko posted a thread about them (Here) I just had to get one, or four. cheesy I looked around all over the net and only found one place that was selling them. At $10 a piece I figured they were a bargin, so I got 4. If anyone is interested I could give the name of the place where I got them, or you could buy one from me for the price I got them.  
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2006, 08:08:59 PM »

Where's Sean Connery in a helmet that makes him look like a total (very naughty word)?  Tongue  
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2006, 09:46:04 PM »

Are those wings stealthy? No need in flying far, when you will be picked up by enemy radar before you hit the ground! evil  
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2006, 09:59:15 PM »

I would imagine that that doesn't really matter since on radar he won't be larger than a group of birds.  
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2006, 07:32:47 AM »

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I would imagine that that doesn't really matter since on radar he won't be larger than a group of birds.
So what if a group of hunters use a radar to find the birds, and then use AA guns and missiles for shooting at teh "birds"?
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2006, 08:09:27 AM »

Duck hunting in-flight, with underwing 12-bore's?  :dum:  :dum:

Hey, it's the 21st century -- now we can all have our own jet packs!  Now all I need is a flying car and some quality holiday time on South Venus...
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2008, 06:03:10 PM »

Anyone played Metal Gear Solid 3?  IIRC Snake was inserted using a small single seat delta wing glider launched from a cargo aircraft or some such ilk...

Sounds like a pretty doable concept, apart from the fatalities in testing of course...  I think attached to the wing of a harrier is much safer!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2008, 06:28:36 PM »

Anyone played Metal Gear Solid 3?  IIRC Snake was inserted using a small single seat delta wing glider launched from a cargo aircraft or some such ilk...
Sounds like a pretty doable concept, apart from the fatalities in testing of course...  I think attached to the wing of a harrier is much safer!!!!
First image is the Gryphon Personal Air Vehicle (PAV). 

Second and third images show the PHASST (Programmable High Altitude Single Soldier Transport).  deploying wings as it exits the ramp of the launch aircraft and in flight with wings extended. The PHASST was also used in one of the recent James Bond films.

Fourth image is Atair Aerodynamics Skyray Flying System, another PAV that has promise. 
Other similar designs such as Yves Rossy's Jet Powered Flying Wing Personal Air Vehicle that has been powered by two (original design) or four (later design) micro-turbo jets. 

Of course all of these designs require a launch platform and the flight profiles all end with a parachute decent.
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