when you read that a multi-million dollar aircraft like the C-17 (RAF version, whatever that is) can't be used for static, side door or ramp dropping of humans or kit, then you have to wonder how the Russians were are are able to do it from the IL-76, decades ago, with the troops jumping ahead of the engines sans static lines.....perhaps someone ought to take that nice Mr Boeing to one side and clout him/her/itabout the head until they make the C-17 (RAF) work from the off, instead of down the road, several billions of dollars later.You are correct.
The UK C17 has a very limited PARA capability (free fall only I am led to believe). Certainly no static line, side door or ramp LLP cap, and definitely no resupply air drop cap.
Not sure what is meant by the phrase 'serious jumping' in connection with UK C17 or indeed any other UK ac.
PhotEx - Can you expand on when the FR 'once more' borrowed UK C17 for para role (or serious jumping)? Not a dig, serious question.