Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

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Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

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Post by Les Nessman » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:31 am




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Post by Raffles » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:27 pm

Oh Scheiße those vehicles cost a fortune...taxpayer's money down the drain.



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Post by Bell 407 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:12 pm

Literally.



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Post by 87Juliet » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:21 am

Loadmasters have some explaining to do... It's rather a tricky thing preparing these heavy vehicles for an airdrop with weight distribution on the pallets and parachute attachments points, etc etc... I remember having to do a lot of this to qualify for PLEDS at 28 Sq. The prep time was a full day in the aircraft, and that after getting the loads already semi-prepped on pallets from the engineering/infantry guys.

Not pretty seeing those Humvees go splat though.



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