Science: Vertical Mobility

With an eye to the fluid conditions of atomic warfare, the Army last week bought twelve experimental models of the Aerocycle, a one-man flying machine designed to give the infantryman more mobility than he has ever had before. Built by De Lackner Helicopters, Inc., the 200-Ib. Aerocycle is equipped with helicopter blades and powered by a 44-h.p. outboard motor mounted above pontoons which enable the pilot to set his craft down on land or water. The Aerocycle can carry 300 Ibs., has a maximum speed of 65 m.p.h. and a 150-mile range. The infantryman standing on its small platform controls vertical...

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