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Rocket horse

Saddle up on a cruise missile
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I suggest fitting a leather saddle to a cruisemissile, attaching reins to the front end; and riding it like a horse.

The rocket horse concept could be visualised as similar to pod racing but you just sit astride a single engine.

Your cruisemissile based steed would have a high tech interface between the reins and the guidance computer.

When riding I would recommnend a saftey hat and a parachute in case you fall off.

Pat-O-Cake, Apr 20 2008

"Cuttlefish" In The Air http://rotaryengine...pines.blogspot.com/
Jetpack [rotary, Apr 21 2008]

A cruise missile with a cockpit. Sorry no reins. http://www.warbirds....org/LRG/fi103.html
PS [rotary] - give it a rest. [AbsintheWithoutLeave, Apr 21 2008]

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       Wasn't this baked in Doctor Strangelove?
MisterQED, Apr 21 2008
  

       ...and many a Loony Tune.
DrCurry, Apr 21 2008
  

       Oh, don’t be too precariously mounted, my dear. Strap yourself to one of the louvered-fan jetpack powered by my rotary engine instead. See link. I bet your parachute cannot save your cruise missile, but such lightweight jetpack can save itself with a normal parachute, yet giving you the option to let yourself bail out from it for suicidal purposes among others.
rotary, Apr 21 2008
  

       .. distinctly neat idea; problem is if you actually want to be safe you need a roll cage and if you want to go fast you need streamlining.
FlyingToaster, Apr 21 2008
  

       Judge not, [fastthinker], lest ye be judged yourself.   

       Oh, you have been. Well you might as well carry on then.
wagster, Apr 21 2008
  

       // Stop watching star trek //   

       Today is a good day for someone else to die.....
8th of 7, Apr 21 2008
  

       //Wasn't this baked in Doctor Strangelove?//
No, free-fall bomb, no saddle, no reins.
Thinking about it, almost baked by the very first cruise missile, the V1, piloted test versions of which had a cockpit.
But that was a jet (as are most cruise missiles for most of their flight).
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Apr 21 2008
  

       trying to think of any time in star trek where anyone rode on top of a photon torpedo. Failing.
RayfordSteele, Apr 22 2008
  

       The rocket horse rider would ride it, not pilot it. No special flying skills would be required, an onboard computer would handle all that.
Pat-O-Cake, Apr 22 2008
  

       Rocket horses could make use of an in flight recovery vehicle mothership plane. So that they may be re-used and the pilots save the need to jump off when the fuel runs low.
Pat-O-Cake, Nov 24 2009
  
      
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