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NovaTempest #1 Posted 16 October 2018 - 04:00 PM

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I mentioned a bit ago in the discord about the TB-3... and I just ran into this video.

Now imagine if the WG staff were this audacious. :ohmy:

 

Seriously, today some people are shaky about jumping out of a plane from inside it. It would not surprise me if some modern day skydiver rookies ran for the hills screaming at the thought of doing something like this.
I personally wouldn't ever consider trying this at all, I would have died from fright first. :D


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Bluegoose02 #2 Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:15 PM

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They didn't tell you there was someone with a gun pointed at you ready to shoot you if you didn't jump either did they?

Bluegoose02 #3 Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:17 PM

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Think of running into battle without a weapon and just ammo being told to grab the gun of the first person killed around you . That was your training.

 



Captain_Underpants53 #4 Posted 16 October 2018 - 08:20 PM

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I think it was the Russians (but might have been the Germans) who first experimented with paratroopers before parachutes were invented.

They would fly as low and slow as they could and kick 'em out into snowbanks.  For some reason it didn't really work well.

 

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wylleEcoyote #5 Posted 17 October 2018 - 04:00 AM

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They did it so that paratroops could actually drop together in cohesive units. Everyone all at once.
THis way they dont get scattered as the plane travels half a mile in the time it takes for on man to jump out out after the next man.

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GonerNL #6 Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:42 AM

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View PostBluegoose02, on 16 October 2018 - 08:17 PM, said:

Think of running into battle without a weapon and just ammo being told to grab the gun of the first person killed around you . That was your training.

 

 

Did you play Call of Duty, I think World At War, where you actually get in this situation ? Pretty unnerving ... you cross a river in barges and are kicked out on the shore without a gun.

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GATER2 #7 Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:20 AM

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 Did you play Call of Duty, I think World At War, where you actually get in this situation ? Pretty unnerving ... you cross a river in barges and are kicked out on the shore without a gun.

 

Yeah, and then line up on shore to watch the guy in front of you get handed the gun, you get handed ammo, now run into battle! What an intro!

 






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