Paratroopers Day

llech

LE
"The annual holiday for airborne troops has been celebrated since the Soviet era"

Why, there contribution was.........?
 
"The annual holiday for airborne troops has been celebrated since the Soviet era"

Why, there contribution was.........?

Apart from inventing the concept, you mean?
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
"The annual holiday for airborne troops has been celebrated since the Soviet era"

Why, there contribution was.........?

...to stay out of the way and not cause dramas whilst properly equipped units got on with the real fighting on the basis of sound doctrine? (winky thing)
 
Didn't really advance the idea in WW2 though, tactical situation not withstanding.

True enough, but the Soviet Union was the first state to constitute airborne forces, the first to drop airborne forces into battle, the first to include a major airborne drop in a major field exercise, and the first to totally mechanize its airborne forces. Since 1930, the Soviet Army maintained the world's largest airborne force. Today's Russian airborne is still the world's largest.
I bet one of those snazzy blue and white stripey t-shirts would look the shizzle with faded Levi's and a pair of piss stained dessies. :)
 

llech

LE
True enough, but the Soviet Union was the first state to constitute airborne forces, the first to drop airborne forces into battle, the first to include a major airborne drop in a major field exercise, and the first to totally mechanize its airborne forces. Since 1930, the Soviet Army maintained the world's largest airborne force. Today's Russian airborne is still the world's largest.
I bet one of those snazzy blue and white stripey t-shirts would look the shizzle with faded Levi's and a pair of piss stained dessies. :)

True, and they were awesome on RED DAWN! :)
 

Str8Bloke

War Hero
Before the usual chest beating starts here's some balance.
Behold some photos of Russian Hats big timing themselves up. Enjoy, I liked the signallers, me.
 

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FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
And here are some more Russian hats.
 

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Number 2 of that series is possibly the gayest image ever committed to the internet

Considering one of them is a split arse, I denounce your statement and raise you this:



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