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Combat Vehicle Paradrop?

Post  F-35 Lightning II on Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:00 am

I've been searching for videos of combat vehicle paradrop but I can't see it even in YouTube. Is that really exist in reality?
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Re: Combat Vehicle Paradrop?

Post  James100 on Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:27 pm

F-35 Lightning II wrote:I've been searching for videos of combat vehicle paradrop but I can't see it even in YouTube. Is that really exist in reality?


   Dude... Of Course It Does sunny
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Re: Combat Vehicle Paradrop?

Post  Snake on Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:48 pm

Yup, though footage is rather rare try looking for vehicles such as the Russian BMD airborne amphibious IFV family (which is used for this purpose).






Vehicles in TAOW will drop at a much lower altitude and will use a combination of heavy parachutes and pallets (based on the American LAPES - Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System). The tank shown below is an American M551 Sheridan Airborne light tank.



Note that vehicle airdrop won't be very common in TAOW, most ground vehicles will be deployed by ground (and other may be deployed via transport helicopters, etc).

Here are our old test Humvees (which we used to test this deployment method):

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Post  F-35 Lightning II on Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:56 am

Thanks for the video...
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