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Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

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

Re: Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:27 pm
by Raffles
Oh Schei├če those vehicles cost a fortune...taxpayer's money down the drain.

Re: Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:12 pm
by Bell 407
Literally.

Re: Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:21 am
by 87Juliet
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.