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The IdeaEdit

It was a planned 2 man, twin engine, flying, cargo carrying flatbed car of the early 1960s. The plan was to increase US Army and US Marine Cops. mobility over things like ravines and mine fields.

DevelopmentEdit

It was abandoned at an early stage. The US Army wanted the 2 single rotatory propellers replaced by 2, with the second  in free turning idle so as to be ready for activation when if working ones failed.

The deviceEdit

It was a flat bed with a rotatory horizontal propeller at each end. A pare of GIs sat in the middle on seats, 1 pilot and 1 passenger. Cargo was stashed between and directly behind the seats. It also carried a parachute and a light at both ends.

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
  • Size- About the same footprint as a actual jeep.
  • Speed- Intended to be very low.
  • Range- Intended to be short.

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-vector
  7. Moor 1969 Jet Pack
  8. Bell Pogo
  9. KGB Chita Jet Belt
  10. Small Rocket Lift Device (SRLD)
  11. RB2000 Rocket Belt
  12. Lockheed X-17
  13. Bell X-1
  14. Avrocar (vehicle)
  15. North American X-15
  16. Hiller Flying Platform
  17. De Lackner HZ-1 Aerocycle

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