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  1. BlueHawk

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    Impressive stuff!

    Paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division perform static line jumps from C-17 Globemaster III aircraft over Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

     
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    Pretty cool but our guys are not as well equipped as the Russians and the Chinese when it comes to vehicles.
     
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    I dont get it. What is it u feel US Army need to be better?
     
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    Very cool!! We have a fallskjermhopping unit too, but it's Army Special Forces - Forsvarets Spesialkommando. FSK is a lot like the US Army's Rangers, but does have expanded duties.

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    I guess we really don't have a need for a dedicated parachutist or airborne infantry unit since the likely hood of Norway plotting an aerial invasion of, say, Sweden or the British Isles, is close to 0%.

    I'm not saying we should do that|Angelic|. But I'm not saying we shouldn't either:evil:.
     
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    The Russian have specially designed vehicles for their airborne troops. They can paradrop light tanks and armored personnel carriers, we can't anymore. We used to have the Sheridan light tank but they were all phased out.

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    They wouldn't be bad to have though incase you need to quickly reinforce your troops in the North in case of a Russian invasion. The terrain in Norway is pretty tough telling from the photos you have been posting, being able to drop a few hundred guys wouldn't be a bad capability.
     
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