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The ideaEdit

It was a planned 1 man, single twin fan-bladed engine, flying, hover-platform of the late 1950s. The plan was to increase the US Army and US Marine Corps. mobility over things like ravines and mine fields.

DevelopmentEdit

Due to safety concerns the US army demanded a 2nd motor and 3rd propeller-rotor be added and left in idle until on of the others broke down. Eventually it was scrapped due to the risk that a GI could fall in to the active rotor-blades in use and die.

 The deviceEdit

A single twin fan-bladed engine, flying, hover-platform of the late 1950s. The drive mechanism was like a upside down helicopter rotor blade, with the GI standing above on a platform, controlling it from a controller panel like on the Bell Pogo.

The "Basic US GI factor"Edit

It was assumed by the US Army that a 19 year old recruit with only basic training must be able to use the kit after a brief chat and couple of demonstrations without killing or seriously injuring him self or others. It was thought to be to complex.

StatsEdit

  • Crew- 1
  • Speed- Intended to be slow.
  • Flying height- Intended to be low.

Also seeEdit

  1. Bell Textron Rocket Belt
  2. North American X-15
  3. Bell Rocket Belt
  4. Avro Flying Car
  5. Bell Jet Belt
  6. Bell Helli-jeep
  7. Moor 1969 Jet Pack
  8. Bell Pogo
  9. KGB Chita Jet Belt
  10. Small Rocket Lift Device (SRLD)
  11. RB2000 Rocket Belt
  12. Temco TT Pinto
  13. Lockheed X-17
  14. Bell X-1
  15. North American X-15
  16. Hiller Flying Platform

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