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It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s … Batman? August 1, 2006

Posted by ionicflux in Inventions.
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The Next Generation Batman!

A single-man flying wing, originally intended as a sports gimmick, may soon allow elite soldiers to fly into action like Batman. International military experts are excited — and worried about what the enemy might get up to with the new device.

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The man with the dull black wing on his back is being lashed at by the wind. The rear hatch of the airplane is wide open. The engines are screaming in a duet with the storm. Four thousand meters (2.5 miles) below, lush grass covers gently rolling hills. Then the man jumps off the edge and the force of the wind hits him like a giant fist. He tumbles about a few times before settling into a stable position. Seconds later, he’s disappeared from sight — with the help of his wing, he soars away at a speed of about 200 kilometers an hour (124 mph).

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