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XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 07:30 PM
I saw a programme today about the Red Army. In it, it had a section about the red army paratroops. During this it had a piece of footage of how it was done. The parachutists simply climbed out of the plane and on to the wing and then slid off. Seems like a risky way to parachute!



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Message Edited on 08/27/0306:33PM by EDtheHead6445

XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 07:30 PM
I saw a programme today about the Red Army. In it, it had a section about the red army paratroops. During this it had a piece of footage of how it was done. The parachutists simply climbed out of the plane and on to the wing and then slid off. Seems like a risky way to parachute!



http://zippysrainbow.tripod.com/
Rainbow was sooo cool!

To be able to fare well,
To avoid the frustration of misfortune,
That, in this world, is happiness.
-Euripides' Electra

Message Edited on 08/27/0306:33PM by EDtheHead6445

XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 07:48 PM
Infidel, it is the best way to parachute!

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XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 07:55 PM
EDtheHead6445 wrote:
- The parachutists simply climbed out of the
- plane and on to the wing and then slid off. Seems
- like a risky way to parachute!

Risky?

The TB-3 cruises at around 140km/h... (roughly 90mph)... why would it be risky? You can stick your upper body out of a car window at that speed, no problem...

The supersonic shockwave might dazzle you for a second or two, and compressability becomes an issue when your Ô┬┤chute donÔ┬┤t open, but otherwise...

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XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 08:18 PM
I guess not. But what if you banged your head on the wing as you slid off? Or what if you forgot to tie you shoe laces and tripped over whilst getting ready to jump? Oh well, its probably better than the British method of jumping out of a hole on the bottom of the plane!

To be able to fare well,
To avoid the frustration of misfortune,
That, in this world, is happiness.
-Euripides' Electra

XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 08:53 PM
EDtheHead6445 wrote:
- I guess not. But what if you banged your head on the
- wing as you slid off? Or what if you forgot to tie
- you shoe laces and tripped over whilst getting ready
- to jump? Oh well, its probably better than the
- British method of jumping out of a hole on the
- bottom of the plane!
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- To be able to fare well,
- To avoid the frustration of misfortune,
- That, in this world, is happiness.
--Euripides' Electra

True, I read about "ringing the bell" i.e. banging your head on exit. IIRC they used modified Halifax bombers, maybe Wellingtons too.





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XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 08:59 PM
EDtheHead6445 wrote:
- I guess not. But what if you banged your head on the
- wing as you slid off? Or what if you forgot to tie
- you shoe laces and tripped over whilst getting ready
- to jump?

Heh... war is hell, isn't it?

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XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 09:36 PM
The worst thing would be if you slid off the wrong end (i.e towards the engines)- not a pretty sight!
Yep, I heard that banging your head on exit was quite a common problem. I think they used Halifaxes, until the DC3, which had the crazy idea of using a sidedoor, arrived.

To be able to fare well,
To avoid the frustration of misfortune,
That, in this world, is happiness.
-Euripides' Electra

Bearcat101
08-27-2003, 10:07 PM
You could kiss your arse good-bye If a 190 came your way ...

"-When in doubt, empty your magazine.
-Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are.
-Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
-If your attack is going really well, it's an ambush.
-No plan survives the first contact intact.
-All 5 second grenade fuses burn down in 3 seconds." Excerpt from Murphy's Laws

XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 11:20 PM
That looks like fun!

XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 11:52 PM
It is a photo of Aeroflot's initial attempts to reduce flight times for passengers....Instead of landing they just shoved 'em out. Very efficient. Saved loads of money in airport tax and even cut down fuel bills as well!!!!

XyZspineZyX
08-28-2003, 02:32 AM
Jester1 wrote:
- It is a photo of Aeroflot's initial attempts to
- reduce flight times for passengers....Instead of
- landing they just shoved 'em out. Very efficient.
- Saved loads of money in airport tax and even cut
- down fuel bills as well!!!!
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Yeah, but did they paid any medical or life insurrace, cuz then the price of that would really compensate it... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


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XyZspineZyX
08-28-2003, 05:13 AM
EDtheHead6445 wrote:
- Or what if you forgot to tie
- you shoe laces and tripped over whilst getting ready
- to jump?

I guess you'd fall out http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Reminds me of my 15th or 16th jump. We were climbing to altitude in a Cesna. At about 2000 feet the door flung open. I had to grab on to the door frame with one hand and lean out to grab the door handle to shut the door. I remember being scared of falling out and then realizing that I had a chute on and if I fell out, that's what I was on the plane for! heh

- Oh well, its probably better than the
- British method of jumping out of a hole on the
- bottom of the plane!

I think the coolest exit is out of the tail gate of a c130. You actually have enough room for a running start.

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