Parachute jump

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  1. sunny91

    sunny91 Video Extraordinaire

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    Why jump from a airplane like anybody?

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    Because there are better chances of survival...:)
     
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    Didn't the Russian paratroops slide off the wing of a large aircraft
    during WW-II ?? Saw a video of that somewhere...

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    Good memory Charles. But it might have been pre-war. There was an airborne exercise in 1936 of about 1,800 troops. The jumpers were carried face down on the wings of bombers. The paratroopers held onto a rope to keep from being blown off before the jump point.

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    Russians and their crazy ideas...
    Who remembers the "antitank dogs"?....
     
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    I remember seeing a video of a mass jump off of a Twin Beech from back in the late 70's.

    One guy slid down the fuselauge and got a whip antenna right in his privates!

    :lol:

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    That's gotta hurt....but funny in the same time :lol:
     
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    You are right! that video shows paratroopers sliding off the wing of a TB-3 bomber converted as troop transport because obsolete as a bomber
     
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