posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 03:03 PM
The Russian military is taking the phrase "getting by on a wing and a prayer" to new heights after creating a flying church, complete with
The unique high-tech air-dropped church consists of a usual army tent and a life-sustaining module including a diesel power source, air conditioner
and fridge, and is put on the ground with an airborne platform used to carry armored vehicles and other heavy military equipment, according to the
Russian news site RT.com.
Officials say the airborne chapel is needed because the Russian Orthodox Church requires special sacraments that demand a substantial number of
utensils such as bells and crucifixes.
But in order for the plan to take flight, Russian military leaders are drafting
some chaplains who are experienced paratroopers,
according to the Sun.
A parachuting church seems unusual, but it's part of a long line of weird items that have been dropped since the first parachute was created around
1470, Shelterpop reported.
For instance, Hummers were parachuted onto the battlefield during the Iraq War operations and the British have been parachuting dogs since World War
No word on when the flying church will launch, but Russian officials reportedly expect them to be ready soon.
WHAT SAY YOU ATS? Combat Priests? with a mobile church? why does it seem wrong to me?
almost justifies war when it involves the church, no?