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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…"


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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



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