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Offline Jarnhamar

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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










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Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 20:11:02 »
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









This would be an excellent option for the defaulters :)
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Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 20:33:05 »
A different view of Jetpacks....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62UjvbkZOuI
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Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 20:57:56 »
A different view of Jetpacks....

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

“jet pack, white devils!!! Eat my exhaust.”  Hilarious!!!

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Re: Future of Air Assault / Jet pack (jet board) soldiers - video
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2018, 20:58:59 »
Jetpack muthafucka is a short hand joke between my wife and I....
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