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James Bond style Rocket Belt for sale

02 April, 2007

The world's first commercially-available rocket pack is now on the market. But if you want to launch yourself into the air like Sean Connery in the James Bond film Thunderball, it will cost you $250.000.

TAM is the only company in the world that produces a complete turn-key package of a flying rocket belt, custom-made to the pilot's weight and body size. (up to 300 lbs. / 136 Kg). We use the most advanced technology and aerospace materials, including:

1. A fully-tested, custom-made flying rocket belt,
2. This belt has been proved to be the most stable design and easier to fly
3. A special machine to make our own unlimited supply of rocket fuel
4. Hands-on training in the process and the equipment
5. Flight training of 10 flights in your own rocket belt
6. Maintenance and setup training
7. 24/7 expert support
8. Housing and food are included during training

History

The Rocket Belt is the most spectacular flying machine ever developed, period! It is a small personal propulsion device strapped to the back of an individual, enabling a man or woman to rapidly and safely fly or leap over short distances like small rivers or ravines , landing upright.

During the early 1960's the U.S. military seriously studied these devices as potential aids for combat soldiers to use in tight tactical situations and to cross minefields.

The idea of a workable rocket belt is credited to Wendell Moore, an engineer working at Bell Aerosystems. The Army negotiated with Bell for the fabrication of the SRLD (small rocket lifting device) and a contract was awarded to the Army's Transportation, Research and Engineering Command (TRECOM) for military feasibility studies and trials. Moore was named, Bell's Technical Director for the project. Under the contract, a 280-lb thrust rocket motor was made and tested. Peroxide was chosen as the safest fuel for personnel use as no combustion took place. There was only expulsion of highly pressurized oxygen and water vapor, while the operator wore a form-fitting fiberglass corset for safety.

Many tethered flights were conducted, with Moore as the operator, at the Bell plant at Buffalo.

Harold Graham, was the first pilot in the world to perform a rocket belt free flight, on April 20, 1961.

After 36 tethered flights, Graham flew freely successfully at 7 to 10-mph, for 13 seconds, over a distance of 112 feet.

That first rocket belt cost Bell Aerosystems $250,000 dollars in 1960!!! Adjusted for inflation, this would be many millions of dollars today.

The Rocket Belts are available from www.tecaeromex.com.


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