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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:43 pm 
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Elite special forces troops being dropped behind enemy lines on covert missions are to ditch their traditional parachutes in favour of strap-on stealth wings.

The lightweight carbon fibre mono-wings will allow them to jump from high altitudes and then glide 120 miles or more before landing - making them almost impossible to spot, as their aircraft can avoid flying anywhere near the target.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... ge_id=1770


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:52 pm 
Where do they get those wonderful toys?

Oh. Uncle Sam. Got it.

Soon it will really be an army of one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:28 pm 
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Where do they get those wonderful toys?

Oh. Uncle Sam. Got it.

More like Onkel Fritz. :)
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Now German company ESG has developed the strap-on rigid wing specifically for special forces use.

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