Десантники прямо с орбиты высаживаться будут, или Старшипу для их высадки понадобится сесть?
Стыдно не знать классику.
[QUOTE]Bump! and your capsule jerks ahead one place — bump! and it jerks again, precisely like cartridges feeding into the chamber of an old-style automatic weapon. Well, that’s just what we were... only the barrels of the gun were twin launching tubes built into a spaceship troop carrier and each cartridge was a capsule big enough (just barely) to hold an infantryman with all field equipment.
Bump! — I was used to number three spot, out early; now I was Tail-End Charlie, last out after three squads. It makes a tedious wait, even with a capsule being fired every second; I tried to count the bumps — bump! (twelve) bump! (thirteen) bump! (fourteen — with an odd sound to it, the empty one Jenkins should have been in) bump! —
And clang! — it’s my turn as my capsule slams into the firing chamber — then WHAMBO! the explosion hits with a force that makes the Captain’s braking maneuver feel like a love tap.
Then suddenly nothing.
Nothing at all. No sound, no pressure, no weight. Floating in darkness... free fall, maybe thirty miles up, above the effective atmosphere, falling weightlessly toward the surface of a planet you’ve never seen. But I’m not shaking now; it’s the wait before hand that wears. Once you unload, you can’t get hurt — because if anything goes wrong it will happen so fast that you’ll buy it without noticing that you’re dead, hardly. [/QUOTE]