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Modern Mechanix Article on Rocket Brakes & a Jeep

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Nothing about this idea sounds good.  Mechanix discusses the attempts to use rockets for braking in their June 1946 edition of the magazine.  One of the vehicles tested was a military jeep, with a special pyramid behind the driver to protect in case of a roll.  It almost looks like the driver has a seat belt.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/11/14/rocket-brakes-for-emergency-stops

 

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