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#4567711 - 05/08/21 02:07 PM RM Jet Suit Boarding  
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#4567714 - 05/08/21 02:23 PM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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Nice. One problem: his hands are not free to fire a weapon.

#4567726 - 05/08/21 04:26 PM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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The tactical implications are pretty outstanding... It was simply a test exercise to see how feasible it would be to quickly get men on board.

#4567791 - 05/09/21 09:10 AM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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Naunton Beauchamp Worcestershi...
Not being of a military background I mayhap speak from ignorance, but somewhat noisy, weather conditions limitations, and delay in wielding a weapon due to time it takes to remove the attachments?
However, I see a future for first response paramedics in difficult to access environments such as mountain rescue scenarios.



#4567800 - 05/09/21 11:01 AM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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I've had to board ships at sea in all types of conditions, climbing up a rope ladder with all your kit on your back is dangerous even in a light swell with good conditions.
This test proves that there is another option, rather than climbing up the side of a ship, or fast roping down from a helicopter ( which can be tracked on its approach and 'is' very noisy).

#4567802 - 05/09/21 11:06 AM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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this company

https://gravity.co/

I agree with you BD about using it for rescue but his arms and hands are still not free to carry a victim out




but the flight time is very short

here says flight time 4-7 minutes

https://robbreport.com/motors/aviation/gravity-jet-suit-1234573047/

here says flight time 5-10 minutes

https://www.engadget.com/uk-ambulan...suit-paramedic-recoveries-124052727.html

both sites says it cost $440,000

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The jet pack uses microjets powered by jet fuel or diesel that are mounted on the pilot’s arms and back,
that's a bit worrying, jet fuel or diesel in the arms






#4567809 - 05/09/21 01:16 PM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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It's about getting him quickly to the site of an injured casualty to give immediate first aid... once a casualty is stabilised and being monitored, the rest of the team or a rescue helicopter can arrive, safe in the knowledge that there is someone with the casualty... and of course, he's not going to be able to carry the casualty out... use your loaf lad! screwy

#4567813 - 05/09/21 01:51 PM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Nice. One problem: his hands are not free to fire a weapon.


They've been working on that:


Anyone knows why they wrote "Royal Marines LLC" in the video description? Didn't know the RMs were a private company... :P

#4567824 - 05/09/21 03:29 PM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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That is cool but how do you change magazine? It only has 20 bullets.

#4567832 - 05/09/21 04:18 PM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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There are 60 round magazines that are close to the dimensions of standard 30 round ones without having to go to snail drums. I have a few and they are reliable. I’ve not tried the 80 round version.

https://www.surefire.com/products/parts-accessories/high-capacity-magazines/mag5-60/




This is emerging technology. They will improve it and it will become more practical. May only have limited application, but it will be explored.


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#4567839 - 05/09/21 05:13 PM Re: RM Jet Suit Boarding [Re: Red2112]  
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Thanks Grognard. Will need to get some!


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