Wednesday, September 2

(Video) Israeli Flying car: Iraq medivac demo

"Foxnews reported on the X-hawk a year and a half ago, and the IDF insists that the prototypes are not far away (as close enough as 2010).

"Like a similarly sized helicopter, X-Hawk will be able to take off vertically, fly up to 155 miles an hour and as high as 12,000 feet and remain aloft about two hours, Urban Aeronautics says.

"But encased fans will replace the exposed rotors that keep helicopters from maneuvering effectively in urban areas or dense natural terrain because they have to stay clear of walls, power lines and mountain ridges. And a patented system of vanes is designed to afford the vehicle greater stability.

Urban Aeronautics says vehicles will be able to sidle right up to a building."
Is it just me, or does this remind you of the old Gerry Anderson British "Supercar," tv show...

(H-T: Double Tapper)


DoubleTapper said...

thanks for the hat tip

Iron Chef Kosher! said...

Can you just imagine what Israel would be able to do if she didn't have to spend most of her time/money on terrorism?? And the bigots of the world are so stupid, they won't even see how they are hurting themselves by fighting against her.

Dave Bender said...

Well, there have been many tries at this technology over the decades, and - even though the IDF is investigating - this is still kinda' "blue-sky ware."

But the US military is also taking an interest, so that's got to help.

Other options for civvie use will likely have to wait a lot longer for flight approval, etc.


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