Marine Space Plane [Jonah Goldberg ]
I like it! Particularly if the Marines inside get batwings and lasers. It seems an obvious point to me that flying space Marines would be a valuable contribution to the arsenal of democracy.
Posted at 4:40 PM
A commenter to the linked article clears up something that was bugging me:
The SciFi model for this one is NOT Heinlien's Starship Troopers "drop ship". (Read the book - it's not the same as the treatment in the movie.) A much closer approximation is the "assault shuttle" used by the space marines in David Weber's "Honorverse" series.
RadioActive Chief · July 10, 2006 07:21 PM