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RN Trialling UAVs for Royal Marines Future Commando Force

Weinie

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I was wondering how the Boarding Party would cover their approach with their fists full of controls and four turbo-jets.

Maybe they could rely on armed drones from the mothership?


On the other hand

Yeah, same question from me. Perhaps RHIBS are still the way forward for boarding, or a combo of jet pack dudes/dudettes and RHIBS. Or a flying Jessie Ventura with an AI version of Old Painless.


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Colin Parkinson

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According to the weapon specialist for that film, they had to secure the actor to a post as the torque was causing him to fall over.
 

dimsum

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OK. Watched the video below. Wouldn't want to be on the ground. What happens when casings get ejected and blown into the rotors?
Not a rotary-wing person, but wouldn't the casings be blown down, rather than up? There might be some sort of deflection plate so it doesn't pop up and over the rotors though - the video of it firing is from the other side so I couldn't confirm.
 
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