Posts tagged ‘paratrooper ring’

The 82nd Airborne Division is the premier Light Infantry Division of the United States Army.¬†It has a long and storied history. The division is primarily an Airborne division which means that they are dropped behind enemy lines by parachute. They can also be used the same way as conventional infantry which is by ground infiltration. […]

The Training of US Paratroopers

September 5th, 2011

The paratrooper is a soldier who can be dropped behind enemy lines to disrupt his operations. The best way to use them is in support of the main battle if they are used in conjunction with a large¬†friendly force. Their purpose is not to necessarily hold ground for long periods of time but to help […]

The Military Air Drop

February 20th, 2010

Most of us know about the air drop but this post will drop some knowledge on those of you who don’t know. The air drop was a technique developed by the US Army and Air Force during WWII. The reason was to resupply friendly troops who were cut off from supply lines and couldn’t be […]

Static Line Parachuting

October 16th, 2009

Static lines (when associated with the military) are lines which are attached to the airplane at one end and the parachute on the other. Its function is to pull the parachute out when the trooper jumps thus causing it to open. The weight of the trooper pulls against the static line as he or she […]