Originally Posted By SharpCharge:
Holy fuck! I've never seen that attempt!
Credible Sport, one of the two airframes is still on display at Hurlburt Fld.
Designed to land and take off within the confines of a soccer stadium,
The planes had taken off and landed hundreds of times under manual control.
this one was under the control of the rudimentary computer and it fired the braking thrusters too early and the landing thrusters too late.
The plan was to have Delta on board, and land them in the stadium with a small ranger contingent to hold the stadium
Delta would ditibop across the road to the embassy and free the hostages and bring them back to the stadium and everyone would load up on these birds and BLAST off into the night. While an AC-130 provided covering fire.