Help support TMP

"hover bike" Topic

6 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Ultramodern Warfare (2008-present) Message Board

424 hits since 21 Feb 2017
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Great War Ace Inactive Member21 Feb 2017 7:31 p.m. PST


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 Gravitas Inactive Member21 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.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.