Help support TMP


"“Bat-Men” Troops Join California State Guard (Jan, 1942)" Topic


4 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 WWII Discussion Message Board


Areas of Interest

World War Two on the Land

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Link


Top-Rated Ruleset

Tractics


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 


Featured Workbench Article

Beowolf Paints 8th Army Shermans

Beowulf Fezian shows an easy and quick technique for British tanks in North Africa.


Featured Profile Article

First Look: Barrage's 28mm Streets & Sidewalks

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian looks at some new terrain products, which use space age technology!


Featured Movie Review


256 hits since 19 Feb 2021
©1994-2021 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 8:37 p.m. PST

"Major MALCOM WHEELER – NICHOLSON, military expert, forecast the use of circus "bat-wings" for parachute troops, in the August issue of Mechanix Illustrated. Now, as a preliminary test, the California State Guard has organized just such a unit of "bat-man" paratroopers, under the leadership of Mickey Morgan, famed jumper (left). Bat-wings, it is claimed, makes paratroops more maneuverable-and swifter…"

picture


From here
link


Amicalement
Armand

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 11:19 p.m. PST

"Only in California!". This HAS to be a spoof, hasn't it? But, Brits came up with some 'weird' ideas, too. SOME worked, lol!

Starfury Rider20 Feb 2021 4:41 a.m. PST
Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 10:55 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.