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Title: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
Post by: Jarnhamar on July 24, 2018, 21:03:48
The first time I started watching this video I paused it and looked for other videos because I thought it was fake.

It's pretty incredible. Imagine what kind of options a commander would have if he had 100 soldiers who could strap this jet board to their feet and move 25 kilometers in 10 minutes, flying Nap-of-the-earth or possibly above eye sight. Maybe fly 10kms behind enemy lines, do some damage and fly back out.

It has a max speed of 93MPH and can fly for up to a predicted 30 minutes with the pilot wearing a backpack full of jet fuel. Operational ceiling is 10'000 feet without O2.

Promotional cool video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kB-BGMXxZc

Info video/early flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAit7ZtetrA





(https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/zapata_flyboard_air-10.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQbQ_n52JWJ9_IZb3cwCSZxmfu_gtPLJ8qtkuZo7Tpgl3n4Atdx2Q)


Title: Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
Post by: daftandbarmy on July 24, 2018, 21:11:02
The first time I started watching this video I paused it and looked for other videos because I thought it was fake.

It's pretty incredible. Imagine what kind of options a commander would have if he had 100 soldiers who could strap this jet board to their feet and move 25 kilometers in 10 minutes, flying Nap-of-the-earth or possibly above eye sight. Maybe fly 10kms behind enemy lines, do some damage and fly back out.

It has a max speed of 93MPH and can fly for up to a predicted 30 minutes with the pilot wearing a backpack full of jet fuel. Operational ceiling is 10'000 feet without O2.

Promotional cool video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kB-BGMXxZc

Info video/early flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAit7ZtetrA





(https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/zapata_flyboard_air-10.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQbQ_n52JWJ9_IZb3cwCSZxmfu_gtPLJ8qtkuZo7Tpgl3n4Atdx2Q)

This would be an excellent option for the defaulters :)
Title: Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
Post by: PPCLI Guy on July 24, 2018, 21:33:05
A different view of Jetpacks....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62UjvbkZOuI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62UjvbkZOuI)
Title: Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
Post by: Cloud Cover on July 24, 2018, 21:57:56
A different view of Jetpacks....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62UjvbkZOuI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62UjvbkZOuI)

“jet pack, white devils!!! Eat my exhaust.”  Hilarious!!!
Title: Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
Post by: PPCLI Guy on July 24, 2018, 21:58:59
Jetpack muthafucka is a short hand joke between my wife and I....
Title: Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
Post by: Ashkan08 on August 31, 2018, 00:57:17
Some more info about the Flyboard.
https://www.redbull.com/ca-en/zapata-flyboard-air-franky-zapata-profile