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5. "RE: (TEASER) Lensmen B&tB: New Tricks"
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   >>Luckily, that was
>>considerable, even if he had lost his helmet on the way through
>>- whatever the hell that was - and so had to rely only on
>>shifts of his body weight and the X-15A-2's limited thrust vectoring
>>capabilities to steer.
>Not gonna lie, until my brain caught up with context I pictured trying
>to steer an X-15 by throwing yourself around the cockpit.

Heh, yeah, I suspect that wouldn't really work very well. :)

It's actually an extension of the way the nomenclature works in Strike Witches. All their Striker Units have the same designations as real-life WWII aircraft (Britannian witch Lynne Bishop's is a Spitfire, for instance, while Karlslanders Gertrud Barkhorn and Erica Hartmann fly an Fw 190 and a Bf 109, respectively), so it seemed only sporting to do the same with the name of Gryphon's (slightly more advanced) jetpack.

(Amusingly enough, this convention even extends to non-fighter aircraft; there's a Karlslander Nachthexe in the Strike Witches movie whose ungainly but heavily armed Striker Unit is a Bf 110. :)

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