Is it a BIRD...

#1
A picture that will bring joy to the hearts of some and make others teeth grind their teeth and stamp on their keyboards:



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16X Trg


Let the fun begin ^~
 
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On Wednesday 4 April, some 120 troops from Colchester-based A Company (A Coy), 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA), parachuted onto the Everleigh drop zone before being picked up by helicopters to "assault" South Cerney airfield.
I hope they fucked the movers up when they got there. :)
 
#8
Bird shit :)
 
#14
2 Sqn Raf Regt on a NAAFI break ?
 
#16
I suppose if you have to put a lot of people and heavy equipment on the ground fast its better. But i think range would be one of the biggest things. I guess its faster too than having 5 Chinooks all coming in and trying to debus at the same time.

But then again i never got my arse off armour and could be talking out of it!
 
#19
Serious question what advantages tactically does parachuting have over helicopter insertion/extraction other than range?
You answered your own question: range and speed give strategic access. Plus Airframe v passenger capacity. Heavy Drop.
 

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#20
Serious question what advantages tactically does parachuting have over helicopter insertion/extraction other than range?
One can step out of a helicopter onto the ground without a harness creasing ones strides.

*Edit* Don't start me on parachute extraction. Some of my best friends have passed on due to parachute extraction.
 
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