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Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 7:31 p.m. PST

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Will this have any military application? It's really just a tiny helicopter. Gyrocopters never made it into military roles that I've heard of. So I'm guessing this won't either.

Dwindling Gravitas21 Feb 2017 8:01 p.m. PST

We're getting there … slowly but surely … :-)

Lion in the Stars22 Feb 2017 12:24 a.m. PST

Probably won't make it into any military application, it's noisy as all hell.

I'm still wondering what happened to the design for a hoverbike that used the engine out of a Tomahawk missile with mods like the Pegasus from a Harrier…

Oberlindes Sol LIC22 Feb 2017 2:26 a.m. PST

I'd buy two, maybe four, at 25mm scale.

Gaz004522 Feb 2017 2:31 a.m. PST

I remember an article from the late 70's early 80's which had images of a flying dustbin, essentially a bucket with a turbofan assembly underneath…..the soldier stood inside and flew it by a simple joystick control.

Rubber Suit Theatre Inactive Member23 Feb 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

At a certain level, some kind of drone (so infantry don't have to learn to be pilots) that's small enough to carry on an APC but big enough to carry a man to the roof seems potentially useful for increasingly urban warfare.

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