Impressive take-off

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by PE4rocks, Feb 9, 2008.

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  1. The later footage in this clip has been available for a while(see below). I had not seen this clip before.
    The, ...launch at 01:08 is bloody impressive!


    This older one gives the background, if you are not aware.
  2. OK I'm impressed!
  3. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Quite put me off my vindaloo.
  4. Feckme, that took off faster than AIDS in Brixton!
  5. *cough* Its RATO (Rocket assisted take off) as opposed to JATO (Jet assisted take off). The P2 neptune, Shack Mk3 etc had RATO.


    Fecking impressive all the same.
  6. Well, quite but this is JATO+, for when you have to be, absolutely, positively the fastest guy away from the lights.
  7. Have to agree with Flash here. Going by all the smoke and flame, plus the instant ignition they are rockets rather than jets. Also, bolt on jet engines would be far to heavy and complicated compared with simple rocket packs.
  8. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Say what you like about the yanks - all the gear and no idea... - but when they have a problem they don't mind throwing money at it to try and find a solution, they don't mind looking well outside the box either and they don't let any health and safety nazis stand in the way of a dangerous idea that might work.
  9. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

  10. Sh1t the bed. Fancy kipping on the bergan bundle in that fcuker!