Obsolete

But we are never getting rid of it because of muh clout patches.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >-t. dirty pog leg

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm pretty sure there are jump qualified fuelers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        when i was in AIT they were begging my small arms repair classes to join.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are not more obsolete now than they were in WWII, especially in asymmetrical warfare.
    Even in a regular war, like 'kraine, they are supposed to be dropped in the back of the enemy line just before an assault to prevent all logistical move and delay the coming of the second line.

    Obviously dropping them deep in enemy territory without preparation or support is just sending them straight to the internment camp. But Russians don't believe in strategy it appear.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >subtle anti-russian thread #4429
      it's unhealthy to be this fixated and bitter about Russian victories in a war that doesn't involve you. until Ukraine has occupied more land than Russia, there isn't a discussion to be had about Russian failure. To say otherwise is immoral, as every dead uki is an innocent life saved. This is on top of the fact that PrepHole is and always has been a pro-Russian board, so gtfo newfags

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's the best bait you have?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lol
        Back to chug homo

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/mlC3Bd7.jpg

          That's the best bait you have?

          Proves my point outright

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Go back into the archive and read a few tank, plane, and ship threads and try to say that PrepHole is unilaterally pro-Russian with a straight face.
            PrepHole has always been at best a random assortment of autistic fucks arguing about shit that doesn't matter for fun.
            Historically dispersed by the few magical moments where everyone comes together and just gets along and it's great, despite being short-lived.
            Now it's just you fucking election and war tourists shitting up the board 24/7 or doomer/zoomer cunts who think being depressed and vicious is a personality.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Based thread #4429
        it's unhealthy to be this fixated and bitter about Russian losses in a war that doesn't involve you. until Russia has occupied more than 5% of it's stated 3 day goal, there isn't a discussion to be had about Russian success. To say otherwise is immoral, as every dead varnik is an innocent life saved. This is on top of the fact that PrepHole is and always has been a anti-Russian board, so gtfo newfags

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          “Evil cannot create anything new, they can only corrupt and ruin good forces have invented or made”
          -tolkien

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >To say otherwise is immoral

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >that PrepHole is and always has been a pro-Russian board

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        lurk moar,newfag

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They didn't have helicopters then.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nazi superscience.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >intermesh
          >1941
          here's your super-science two years earlier bro

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Helicopters are objectively inferior to gliders

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >They are not more obsolete now than they were in WWII
      Name one successful airborne operation in WW2, by any side

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        market garden.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Crete and Normandy

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Dodecanese campaign had a few
        Operation Achse (Italy takeover) used them to disable the Italian Army

        Next time read a book bro

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They carried the German invasion of Belgium while all the tanks were busy getting ready to go through the Ardennes.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, pretty much. Touchy subject though, expect some seethe coming your way.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the airborne? well maybe just heliborne instead

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure everyone is training their airborne forces for both. Jump badge to qualify then spend most of your time practicing walking to targets or getting out of helicopters.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This has been been the successor for nearly 50 years.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WTF don't they use at least Para-wings or WTF they called, instead of dropping them like sacks of potatoes?

    I know idiots who can do all sorts of shit with para-sail 'chute and it didn't take any big training. AFAIK you can do it on your 2nd jump and could be on 1st.

    I went tow behind boat parasailing and it was shit easy and at end of ride you have slack line and pretty much do full self control. It was so easy it was almost boring and "exactly what I though it would be".

    glide ratios from 3 to 9, depending on how fancy.

    seems like dropping in middle of big field is asking to be BTFO and rekt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not Fortnite.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SF do. But (for a number of reasons) the regular troops don't.
      -dont want to change
      -dont want 3000 troops steering into each other
      -doesnt matter because the only places they'd ever be used are large/open enough parawings don't give much benefit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The point is to get hundreds of men to the ground with +50kg of equipment each in the middle of the night and to do it all with minimal injuries

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        And a para glider is massively superior....

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Paraglider can stall, crash and cause certain death if you don't fly correctly. Steerable chutes and gliders have advantages, but airborne ops are a one-way air assault from a fast flying aircraft onto literally any terrain, including terrains you could not land helicopters. Helicopters are slower than jets and paragliders are even slower.

          Paraglider is also heavier than a chute with the same weight capacity.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Static line jumping is really just designed to cram the most dudes and equipment in the smallest possible drop zone. If everyone used steerable chutes they would collide with each other, get wrapped up, and be injured/killed.
      Steerables are important for high jumps with a small team, but a LALO is static all the way baby.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They dont WANT the soldiers to be able to steer. They want the soldiers to land exactly where they were dropped, with as little glide time as possible.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How many knee replacements and disk fuses have my tax dollars had to pay for because the army thinks jumping out of planes is still cool in the 21st century? I bet the cost in dead marines eaten by Ospreys is cheaper.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have to actually support and resupply them. Otherwise they're an isolated light infantry battalion. VDV did capture their objective, then when no help came.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Change my mind: Air Assault training should be part of basic training. Airborne is one thing, but these days so much stuff gets moved by helicopter that everyone should be familiar with it all.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The real red pill is that Air Assault is a dumb school and should be disbanded. You don’t need 14 days to learn how to slide down a rope. We teach privates how to do that in about an afternoon.

      Sling loading is useful and should be available as a course on every post, not just part of some gay school.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        A big part of the problem is the Army's badge/tab/special school culture. Courses that don't give you something to display on your uniform and show everybody how cool you are don't get nearly as much attention or acknowledgement. Air Assault has a whole division devoted to worshiping it to boot, so of course it can't just dissolve into the curriculum at BCT or become a course offered everywhere like hazmat handler or something.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Sliding down a rope is suicide anyways, either parachute from high, or touch n go

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Ukraine has proven helicopters are even more obsolete.
    Cope, rotorfag.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Drop pods are being looked into for rapid supply, only a step away from 40k infantry ones with some rocket boost deceleration, or semi-glide ones from very low and fast.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >They hated him because he spoke the truth
    101st & 82nd on suicide watch

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Well the techniques are not obsolete just need to go little higher.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    By a little I mean a bit more than just a little.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I like my maroon beret fuck off

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Likewise here.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Likewise here.

      just start wearing green lipstick and you join a real unit. you'll still match colors fashionably and actually do something meaningful.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >panama

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Gulf war
    Stfu vatnik, muh vee dee vee is shit doesn't mean everyone else is shit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      VDV so far was the only competent Russian unit and they all died on suicide missions. LMAO

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ITT seething legs

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