Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Next time you see a flying triangle in the sky, it might be just a special forces dude doing his thing.
This uber-cool getup is the latest thing in paratrooper hotrodding.
German company ESG has created these carbon-fiber "mono-wings" to allow paratroopers to drop from a high-altitude aircraft 120 miles(!!) from their target, carry 200 lbs. of gear inside the mono-wings, and deploy a typical parachute once the target landing zone is reached.
The next step per the company is the addition of small jets to increase range.
As Will Smith said in ID4..."I gotta get me one of THESE!!"
No word on when they will be available for the general public...yeah, right. :)
[h/t to C2C AM]