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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing because they won the battle while undergunned and outnumbered?!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some paratroopers were killed by Greek farmers with pitchfork.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      not enough time for the air force to bomb enemy positions on Crete before the paratroopers landed.
      the troops were in a hurry because Hitler quickly wanted the air force back north ready for Operation Barbarossa, and without the fighters and bombers the operation would've been a suicide mission.

      good podcast about the topic for German speakers: https://zms.bundeswehr.de/de/zmsbw-podcast-merkur-1941-5324950

      the losses were very high.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Par for the course for paratroopers. Doesn't matter since they achieved the objective and the campagin was a success.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >losses don't matter
          we aren't Russians.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >losses dont matter as long as you win the tactical objectives, damn the long term ability to wage war

          Say are you a Russian general officer perchance?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Considering they did more damage that they received, yes. The losses weren't any different than what you would expect from unsupported paratroopers.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >the losses were very high.
        >6 thousands losses are very high
        Something something Avdiivka

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but Germans were White men (before they became trannies). So that's a significant loss.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Are you implying the Germans became trannies or white men in general?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              it's a fat amerimutt who wants to be smug online. Talking about German men's masculity while having manbreasts himself.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          6 thousands losses which happened in ONE week

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What happened after this one week again?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You're a moron...

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No really answer the question.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                they lost so many good specialised troops they could never use paratroopers for actual paradrop operations for the rest of the war, and germany eventually lost that's what happened

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                And what happened to Crete and britbong garrison after that week?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        btw one more thing, the paratroopers were apparently highly motivated but tactically inferior to regular infantry, bc a lot of training was spent on the parachute drops and less on actual ground tactics and fighting. Apparently commanders sometimes struggled to control their troops and they charged without much thought

        the mountain troopers that were later flown in when the airfields were secured apparently fared much better

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >a paradrop was never attempted by these units ever again

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >paradrop operations can't be done on skies controlled by the enemy
        what a fricking surprise

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >your inferior airforce could not cover or transport enough of your paratroopers, despite overall success obscene amounts of transports were lost to disorganised commonwealth garrison. your inferior parachutes meant defenceless paratroopers were killed by farmers. your entire nation never attempted a paradrop after this due to the losses and their equipment being poor.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >paradrop operations can't be done on skies controlled by the enemy
            what a fricking surprise

            >paratroopers achieved success under conditions no other unit could have
            >paratroopers suffered flaws from inexperience and lacked a further role past this action
            Both of these can be true you guys

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The British couldn't defeat men armed with pistols

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Well it all started on the 20th of April, 1889

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    paratrooping is fricking moronic as always has been

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's the closest thing we'll have to ODST for a while so it's actually cool, ok?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing, it made a really fun BF1942/FH map.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based Forgotten Hope veteran. I miss that and Project Reality man. I wan to go back to 2012 bros 🙁

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is a massive paratrooper attack still viable in modern conbat?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. Depends on teh terrain. IF you can land much more paratroopers than enemy can bring reinforcements into the area, its possible to make successful operation. But it implies isolated from main landmass territories that have no network of roads connecting them to main military force.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think in this case there would be a massive loss of men and equipment in such operation.
        As

        My instinct is to say no, with the caveat that there could be a niche role that's so unlikely to exist that for all purposes you're wasting the effort to train/maintain a significant force. You'd have to ask: in what scenario can you reasonably conduct a mass paratrooper insertion that simple air domination (a practical requirement to conduct such anattack) wouldn't fulfill the goal just as well?

        said, air domination probably would be enough.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My instinct is to say no, with the caveat that there could be a niche role that's so unlikely to exist that for all purposes you're wasting the effort to train/maintain a significant force. You'd have to ask: in what scenario can you reasonably conduct a mass paratrooper insertion that simple air domination (a practical requirement to conduct such anattack) wouldn't fulfill the goal just as well?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >You'd have to ask: in what scenario can you reasonably conduct a mass paratrooper insertion that simple air domination (a practical requirement to conduct such anattack) wouldn't fulfill the goal just as well?
        Occupy some island to politically wienerblock another party (for exmaple Russia) from landing there.
        Take prisoners (for political purposes), for example president of some country.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, so long as it's not Russians doing it.

      My instinct is to say no, with the caveat that there could be a niche role that's so unlikely to exist that for all purposes you're wasting the effort to train/maintain a significant force. You'd have to ask: in what scenario can you reasonably conduct a mass paratrooper insertion that simple air domination (a practical requirement to conduct such anattack) wouldn't fulfill the goal just as well?

      homie, the United States has conducted mass combat jump in every major conflict since WWII with the lone exception of the Gulf War and every last one of them was a resounding success.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read the book. Wasn't it a British malfunctioning tank that failed in sweeping them off the airfield?
    It really hung in the balance there for a while.

    Those sailing ships getting sunk by modern arms must have been kino btw.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dropping paratroopers without actual support coming in within 24-30 hours will result in lotsa dead meat

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What went wrong is that the operation was a success but Hitler was appalled at the loss of lives, not so the western allies who were actually impressed and took notice.

    Fallschirm never doing anything significant again is 100% due to Hitler being a fricktard and not anything being particularly wrong with this operation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If Hitler was so worried about the loss of life then why didn't he authorized the 6th Arny to retreat in Stalingrad?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To be fair, the Fallschrimjager got their butts pushed in during literally every single combat drop except Eben Emael. Once they were refitted as ground faring heavy infantry they performed much better

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't they just dump these guys on Malta, it would have been a major strategic victory with consequences for the entire North African theatre.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why didn't they just send slow vulnerable transport aircraft to a fortified island they were unable to secure air superiority over?

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