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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    First thing I thought of was that the soldiers are bigger and carrying more, just like Bkfldviking said. Lets home they some day won't have to jump out of planes and wars can stop
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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    "gregair13" wrote:
    First thing I thought of was that the soldiers are bigger and carrying more, just like Bkfldviking said. Lets home they some day won't have to jump out of planes and wars can stop
    The Military-Industrial complex already runs the world. It's too late to start hoping for this.
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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    "gregair13" wrote:
    First thing I thought of was that the soldiers are bigger and carrying more, just like Bkfldviking said. Lets home they some day won't have to jump out of planes and wars can stop
    Since wars have been going on since the beginning of man...it seems unlikely that they will stop anytime soon.
    Violence is as natural as grass.

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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    "jargomcfargo" wrote:
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    Stand-up, Hook-up, Shuffle to the door...Jump right out on the count of 4!

    Sweet.
    That will save these guys from a lot of knee problems.

    The only problem could be more chances for ground drag...that sucks!
    Dropping 49% slower... hmmm... term sitting duck comes to mind...
    You can dump air and descend faster with any chute. But in reality, there isn't a lot of use for combat jumps anymore.
    HALO insertion is still used.

    But Helicopters and that new goofy plane with the engines that can go vertical have replaced the need for most combat jumps.

    There was only one official combat jump in the Vietnam war. It was made by the 173rd Airborne.
    There was at least one combat jump in Panama.
    Every once in awhile I would meet and 82nd guy with a mustard stain.


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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    "C" wrote:
    "gregair13" wrote:
    First thing I thought of was that the soldiers are bigger and carrying more, just like Bkfldviking said. Lets home they some day won't have to jump out of planes and wars can stop
    The Military-Industrial complex already runs the world. It's too late to start hoping for this.
    Yep that industrial complex keeps expanding.
    I remember at one point them building mass quanities of spears and shields for the Romans, then on to bows and arrows for the Sioux and before long it's WMD's for the evil Bush empire.
    When will it ever end?

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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Stand-up, Hook-up, Shuffle to the door...Jump right out on the count of 4!

    Sweet.
    That will save these guys from a lot of knee problems.

    The only problem could be more chances for ground drag...that sucks!



    No doubt Ultra, not to mention ankles, backs, ect ect....Hell, I swear I came home an inch shorter than I went in at

    We had quite a few Rangers and 82nd guys that would go to the 101st that had many jumps (not just a "5 jump chump") and their knees would be shot.

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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Stand-up, Hook-up, Shuffle to the door...Jump right out on the count of 4!

    Sweet.
    That will save these guys from a lot of knee problems.

    The only problem could be more chances for ground drag...that sucks!



    No doubt Ultra, not to mention ankles, backs, ect ect....Hell, I swear I came home an inch shorter than I went in at

    We had quite a few Rangers and 82nd guys that would go to the 101st that had many jumps (not just a "5 jump chump") and their knees would be shot.
    Well, then I think bullet proof knee pads would be the answer, not new parachutes.
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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    "C" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Stand-up, Hook-up, Shuffle to the door...Jump right out on the count of 4!

    Sweet.
    That will save these guys from a lot of knee problems.

    The only problem could be more chances for ground drag...that sucks!



    No doubt Ultra, not to mention ankles, backs, ect ect....Hell, I swear I came home an inch shorter than I went in at

    We had quite a few Rangers and 82nd guys that would go to the 101st that had many jumps (not just a "5 jump chump") and their knees would be shot.
    Well, then I think bullet proof knee pads would be the answer, not new parachutes.
    lol, well played.

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    Re: After 50 years, the Army gets a new parachute

    "C" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    Stand-up, Hook-up, Shuffle to the door...Jump right out on the count of 4!

    Sweet.
    That will save these guys from a lot of knee problems.

    The only problem could be more chances for ground drag...that sucks!



    No doubt Ultra, not to mention ankles, backs, ect ect....Hell, I swear I came home an inch shorter than I went in at

    We had quite a few Rangers and 82nd guys that would go to the 101st that had many jumps (not just a "5 jump chump") and their knees would be shot.
    Well, then I think bullet proof knee pads would be the answer, not new parachutes.
    LOL!

    "Shot" as is really fucked up!

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