So Whos Better - The 82ND ABN Infantry or Brit Para INF?

#1
Equal? One better than the other? What?

I know eveyone here will be completely unbias... so, please offer your personal opinions.

By the way - it would help a ton if you would state whether you were a para or not. Thanks a mil.

Airborne All the Way.

Thread author is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne and 3rd Ranger Battalion.
 
#2
Which one was the last to actually jump into an operational environment?
 
#3
Waits for the archives to be removed from their plastic covers and dusted off ala Indiana Jones styleee
 

the_boy_syrup

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#4
Eyes down for Airborne Bingo

Extra points for the following within the first 2 pages

Suez
Jealous hat
Jealous Leg ( for our U.S. visitors)
Thick
Can't spell
3 Para Mortars
Never jump again
Extra Para Pay
Airborne Brotherhood
Geronimo

Best of order please

and were off

Oh by the way 101AB
 

Auld-Yin

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#5
Do we need an airborne role? Just re-role as line infantry.

I am now consulting the people who protected Salman Rushdie and arranging to 'drop-out' of the scene.
 
#6
the_boy_syrup said:
Eyes down for Airborne Bingo

Extra points for the following within the first 2 pages

Suez
Jealous hat
Jealous Leg ( for our U.S. visitors)
Thick
Can't spell
3 Para Mortars
Never jump again
Extra Para Pay
Airborne Brotherhood
Geronimo

Best of order please

and were off

Oh by the way 101AB
173rd are not too bad either
 
#8
Lower_Jumper said:
Equal? One better than the other? What?

.
One is a Division. the other is two Battalions with another helping Them. So, ten thousand or so vs. 1800?

About evens, I'd say.

:D

( I'm chairborne, not airborne. )
 
#9
Next; the Americans man the equipment, the Brits equip the man.
 
#10
the_boy_syrup said:
Eyes down for Airborne Bingo

Extra points for the following within the first 2 pages

Suez
Jealous hat
Jealous Leg ( for our U.S. visitors)
Thick
Can't spell
3 Para Mortars
Never jump again
Extra Para Pay
Airborne Brotherhood
Geronimo

Best of order please

and were off

Oh by the way 101AB
You forgot the "I may be a hat but I earn £80K an hour to compensate that I am a rotund hat and could never make it" qoute!
 
#11
DarkNinja said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Eyes down for Airborne Bingo

Extra points for the following within the first 2 pages

Suez
Jealous hat
Jealous Leg ( for our U.S. visitors)
Thick
Can't spell
3 Para Mortars
Never jump again
Extra Para Pay
Airborne Brotherhood
Geronimo

Best of order please

and were off

Oh by the way 101AB
You forgot the "I may be a hat but I earn £80K an hour to compensate that I am a rotund hat and could never make it" qoute!
He also forgot, "God is a Para...He failed the Commando Course" and "RAF Regiment are trained to the same standard as Paras and Marines - the other members of the Big Three!" :wink:
 

Pararegtom

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#12
Werewolf said:
DarkNinja said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Eyes down for Airborne Bingo

Extra points for the following within the first 2 pages

Suez
Jealous hat
Jealous Leg ( for our U.S. visitors)
Thick
Can't spell
3 Para Mortars
Never jump again
Extra Para Pay
Airborne Brotherhood
Geronimo

Best of order please

and were off

Oh by the way 101AB
You forgot the "I may be a hat but I earn £80K an hour to compensate that I am a rotund hat and could never make it" qoute!
He also forgot, "God is a Para...He failed the Commando Course" and "RAF Regiment are trained to the same standard as Paras and Marines - the other members of the Big Three!" :wink:

Big 3 is the Sally army Not included and if not why not, they have a great band of brothers
 
#13
Pararegtom said:
Werewolf said:
DarkNinja said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Eyes down for Airborne Bingo

Extra points for the following within the first 2 pages

Suez
Jealous hat
Jealous Leg ( for our U.S. visitors)
Thick
Can't spell
3 Para Mortars
Never jump again
Extra Para Pay
Airborne Brotherhood
Geronimo

Best of order please

and were off

Oh by the way 101AB
You forgot the "I may be a hat but I earn £80K an hour to compensate that I am a rotund hat and could never make it" qoute!
He also forgot, "God is a Para...He failed the Commando Course" and "RAF Regiment are trained to the same standard as Paras and Marines - the other members of the Big Three!" :wink:

Big 3 is the Sally army Not included and if not why not, they have a great band of brothers
We have troops on the ground in more countries that UK or US. However, we are clearly not designed for airborne operations (I would need a BIIG parachute) so we cannot be considered in this fight.
 

Cutaway

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#14
smudge67 said:
Which one was the last to actually jump into an operational environment?
Ergo the last Mech Inf/Armd Inf unit to arrive into an operational environment using battle taxis must be the best ?
 

Cutaway

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#16
Schaden said:
smudge67 said:
Which one was the last to actually jump into an operational environment?
Well that's not very sporting surely?
04 Mei '78 ? :wink:


(Okei, dit was nie die laaste FF/lugstorm.)
 

Joker62

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#17
Pararegtom said:
Werewolf said:
DarkNinja said:
the_boy_syrup said:
Eyes down for Airborne Bingo

Extra points for the following within the first 2 pages

Suez
Jealous hat
Jealous Leg ( for our U.S. visitors)
Thick
Can't spell
3 Para Mortars
Never jump again
Extra Para Pay
Airborne Brotherhood
Geronimo

Best of order please

and were off

Oh by the way 101AB
You forgot the "I may be a hat but I earn £80K an hour to compensate that I am a rotund hat and could never make it" qoute!
He also forgot, "God is a Para...He failed the Commando Course" and "RAF Regiment are trained to the same standard as Paras and Marines - the other members of the Big Three!" :wink:

Big 3 is the Sally army Not included and if not why not, they have a great band of brothers
Wrong, they just have a great band :D
 
#18
Careful - that could lead to a thread about airborne bands! Any way 2 Para has the best
 

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