Height to be a paratrooper

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by wb_paratrooper, Mar 30, 2007.

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  1. Hi im new to this site and i was just wondering what is the height you have to be up to,to be in the para's?

    Thanks Luke
     
  2. 'Google' Lockheed Aircraft Corporation ,search C130J look up the height of the rear door , subtract a centimeter and there you have it.
     
  3. 650Ft
     
  4. Depends on if the chute opens or not. If not, maximum height is about 18 inches.
     
  5. Whatever height you are when you join - you'll be shorter when you get out.

    BT.
     
  6. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Short is better.....tall feckers don't do parachutes very well.
     
  7. If you can step out of the plane and straight on to the ground you are in
     
  8. At crotch height...
     
  9. As long as you can reach the bar to get the beers in.
     
  10. This site will be of help: CLICKY LINKY
     
  11. The first wave of "paratroops" dropped into Normandy, 1944, were only 3 feet tall, and they were all woodentops!
     
  12. And were only issued blanks.
     
  13. I wouldn't worry about the height issue, if you have more than one brain cell you are over-qualified! :p
     
  14. As long as you're tall enough for you knuckles not to drag on the ground you'll be alright!
     
  15. Thats rude 8O