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posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by jtma508
Holy crap Warp! Do you have any idea what would happen to the guy wearing the wing when the missle fired? The thrust is so high compared to the combined weight of the wing/man he would be truly screwed!


Well that depends! In theory, you might be able to modify it so that the missile drops off before its rocket motar ignites. It would be simular to how a missile is launched from the weapons bay of a bomber. If you let it fall away first, it won't pust against the wing.

Now, theories aside, there is a potential for a real hazard: Jet Blast!

How do you protect the pilot from the hot exhaust as the missile streaks by? If this problem can be solved, the idea is feisable!

Tim




posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 09:09 PM
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The Predator UAV carries not 1 but 2 hellfires, and it doesnt melt it when they are fired. I'm not sure what the predator is made out of, is it metal or some composite?

I agree letting the missle drop away before igniting the rocket motor would be the best idea, and I dont think you would even have to worry about jet blast to the pilot or wing with the drop away deployment method.



posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 08:35 PM
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Here's a more recent article on this subject.


Currently, planes and pilots are put at risk because soldiers need to jump close to combat areas. Typical high altitude, high-opening, or HAHO, jumps from around 27,000 feet allow soldiers to travel only about 30 miles after exiting the aircraft.

The Gryphon could increase that range fourfold, creating an attack corridor of nearly 125 miles. Unaffected by headwinds or crosswinds because of its favorable lift-to-drag ratio, the glider would allow elite units to reach targets with increased speed, precision and stealth.

The Gryphon’s built-in oxygen supply system allows soldiers to jump from up to 30,000 feet. And with temperatures at that altitude sometimes reaching minus 64 degrees Fahrenheit, every second counts. Even in upwind conditions, the Gryphon could reduce HAHO jump duration to a third, from an average of 45 minutes to just 15, vastly reducing the risk of exposure to extreme cold.

www.foxnews.com...



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