Marines test jet pack landing on ship.

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Re: Marines test jet pack landing on ship.

#21 Post by Boac » Sun May 09, 2021 8:34 pm

Damn!

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Re: Marines test jet pack landing on ship.

#22 Post by FD2 » Sun May 30, 2021 10:25 pm

Very impressive control but, as Boac points out, if any matelots in the ship are armed then it looks like it could be a little like a turkey shoot.

You marines - we're looking for volunteers for a boarding party...
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#23 Post by Pontius Navigator » Mon May 31, 2021 7:21 am

What do they call them? Skeeters after Sky Scooters? And the operators, skeets?

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Re: Marines test jet pack landing on ship.

#24 Post by Undried Plum » Mon May 31, 2021 7:36 am

C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre.

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Re: Marines test jet pack landing on ship.

#25 Post by Boac » Mon May 31, 2021 7:58 am

[quote+FD2]Very impressive control but, as Boac points out, if any matelots in the ship are armed then it looks like it could be a little like a turkey shoot.

You marines - we're looking for volunteers for a boarding party...[/quote]

"I say, old pirate chap, do you mind waiting there while I fiddle with my jet pack and come aboard? Ah, that was 'NO!' then?" :))

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#26 Post by llondel » Mon May 31, 2021 5:57 pm

On the other hand, if they're arriving from a warship with big guns, one assumes that shooting at a marine with a jetpack is considered to be an excuse to let go with one of the big popguns on the front of the ship. I guess it depends on who owns the ship they're attempting to board as to whether sinking it is considered acceptable.

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Re: Marines test jet pack landing on ship.

#27 Post by ian16th » Mon May 31, 2021 6:22 pm

This is a technology very much in its infancy. I am sure that people in high places are aware of its shortcomings and will be working to eradicate them.

Even now, the example shown, had the Marine getting aboard a ship a damn sight faster than climbing up a rope ladder!

Besides any maritime applications, I'm sure that those Hooligans from Hereford are looking at using the method as an assault method.
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Re: Marines test jet pack landing on ship.

#28 Post by G-CPTN » Mon May 31, 2021 6:28 pm

ian16th wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 6:22 pm
I'm sure that those Hooligans from Hereford are looking at using the method as an assault method.
I couldn't possibly comment . . .

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