Any Air despatch ?

Discussion in 'RLC' started by Goatman, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. Goatman

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  2. Both. Simple human error if it was us but with the Yanks its an everyday occurance.
  3. I don't think the load 'missed' they will, even on Ops, on safety grounds, stand a little way from the IP, i'd judge it was about spot on given the drop height (pretty high compared to UK). The fact it creamed in is another matter, although i wouldn't say its necessarily a fck up; plenty of loads, both UK and US MALDROP for a variety of reason, tangled chutes, air starvation, wind, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, sorry, bored myself to sleep then.

    There are steerable chutes on the market and some have been taken up for niche capabilities, OPSEC should prevent details being discussed here.

    There are no guided airdrop systems in the UK where people are strapped to them.

    The AD capability has moved forward but some systems do date back as far as Arnhem, they still work and have utility.