Jumping from vehicles

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#1
Jumping like this was obviously an act of bravado, which if landed badly with kit would result in a broken ankle, limb, disjointing, cartilage tear etc, even possibly disabled somewhat for life.



Is this kind of jumping now forbidden, troops being obligated to lower themselves to the ground?
 
#4
Jumping like this was obviously an act of bravado, which if landed badly with kit would result in a broken ankle, limb, disjointing, cartilage tear etc, even possibly disabled somewhat for life.



Is this kind of jumping now forbidden, troops being obligated to lower themselves to the ground?
Don't be silly ....they're in slow motion like the Matrix ..........someone will be for the High Jump though for putting that pic in the public domain.......Careless talk costs lives you know .
 
#5
I was issued a helmet like that in 71.

Bloke on the left is carrying a spare barrel for the LMG. They did get a tad warm though.
 
#6
Yeah.... Of course modern troops are jumping out of a bren carrier every day...or you're a stupid Cuñt....
It's one or the other.

But well done for not mentioning Israel
 
#10
Jumping like this was obviously an act of bravado, which if landed badly with kit would result in a broken ankle, limb, disjointing, cartilage tear etc, even possibly disabled somewhat for life.



Is this kind of jumping now forbidden, troops being obligated to lower themselves to the ground?
$Deities you ask some dull questions.

Like anything else, the answer is "It depends"

Everyday dismount - don't risk it, get out normally
Under enemy (or Yank) fire, GTFO as fast as you can.

Of course, not sure how many of these tanks (see what I did there?) the Army has these days.
 
#11
In recce platoon we used to slow the LR down, drop guys off, in case of listening enemy (step forward 3rd Battalion the Fat Grunts).

Always thought it a tad silly myself, especially after our SNCO managed to get tangled up in the back left wheel, shrieking like a girl.
 
#12
Jumping like this was obviously an act of bravado, which if landed badly with kit would result in a broken ankle, limb, disjointing, cartilage tear etc, even possibly disabled somewhat for life.



Is this kind of jumping now forbidden, troops being obligated to lower themselves to the ground?
You do realise that the universal carrier was only about three feet tall, so only midgets with osteoporosis would be at any real risk of injury?
 
#13
Is this kind of jumping now forbidden, troops being obligated to lower themselves to the ground?
This is the 21st century so troops now have such mod cons as a nice armoured roof, a BFO cannon in a turret to provide covering fire and a funky ramp or door in the back to run down or step through.

I'm a never-served civvy c**t and can easily know this so what's your excuse, apart from being the defence correspondent at the Daily Wail?

Or the BBC...
 
#14
When i read the thread title it came to mind of driving the old TTF tankers on exercises. Imagine trundling along half asleep and you get a knock on your door, or your cupola cover suddenly opens up and an idiot leaps in?
Jumping from truck to truck was scary as a new in green !!!
 
#15
If it is of use to the OP, I f**ked by left ankle jumping down from a Chieftain. It was parked at the time. It was an ATC away-day. My foot caught in some gizmo on the deck and that was me hanging upside-down over the side with knacked musculature and a total fail at impressing Pamela B***** - again. I was fourteen at the time and hormonally raging. PB was fit as f**k. These days she's probably got saggy tits, a fanny like a bucket and three or four progeny old enough to know better but still at the aft end of hormonal disruption. There's probably at least two fleeced-to-oblivion ex-husbands in her wake so her surname probably doesn't begin with a B anymore.

My right ankle was f**ked in late 2006 when I went arse-over-tip down the stairs on a vessel. We were alongside at the time so it's a bit embarrassing.
 
#16
If it is of use to the OP, I f**ked by left ankle jumping down from a Chieftain. It was parked at the time. It was an ATC away-day. My foot caught in some gizmo on the deck and that was me hanging upside-down over the side with knacked musculature and a total fail at impressing Pamela B***** - again. I was fourteen at the time and hormonally raging. PB was fit as f**k. These days she's probably got saggy tits, a fanny like a bucket and three or four progeny old enough to know better but still at the aft end of hormonal disruption. There's probably at least two fleeced-to-oblivion ex-husbands in her wake so her surname probably doesn't begin with a B anymore.

My right ankle was f**ked in late 2006 when I went arse-over-tip down the stairs on a vessel. We were alongside at the time so it's a bit embarrassing.

So basically you're a clumsy cùnt?
 
#17
So basically you're a clumsy cùnt?
In the presence of Pammy you would have been, too. She was the only lass in a squadron of about one hundred and twenty who could look hot in the issue sandpaper skirt.
 
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#18
Jumping like this was obviously an act of bravado, which if landed badly with kit would result in a broken ankle, limb, disjointing, cartilage tear etc, even possibly disabled somewhat for life.



Is this kind of jumping now forbidden, troops being obligated to lower themselves to the ground?
The look on the drivers face says he was taking an unexpected dump, which explains the scatter leap
 
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#19
When i read the thread title it came to mind of driving the old TTF tankers on exercises.
When i read the thread title it came to mind of jumping from taxis after a heavy night down the Altstadt in Dusseldorf. A regular course of action to avoid paying for a service, second only to eating beer mats with ticks on and replacing them with beermats on which you'd drawn your own ticks. German bar owners are such trusting souls...
 
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#20
Jumping like this was obviously an act of bravado, which if landed badly with kit would result in a broken ankle, limb, disjointing, cartilage tear etc, even possibly disabled somewhat for life.



Is this kind of jumping now forbidden, troops being obligated to lower themselves to the ground?
DIN 2018-007 specifically probibits troops from having less than one limb touching the ground at any time, except in pre-authorised circumstances, or if there’s a really big spider about.

It’s why the parachute regiment don’t jump from planes much any more.
 

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