combat load


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combat load

A load of warlike stores, such as guns, munitions, rockets, bombs, and missiles carried on board aircraft. It does not include drop tanks, laser designators, or radar.
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He field trained and then led a team of seven carefully selected Airborne Rangers who volunteered to collect combat load data from paratroopers within the 82nd Airborne Division operating in Afghanistan.
Special Forces community for revolutionary large pack designs and ergonomic, combat load bearing systems.
These work great for storing sensitive items when training at home station, but the truth of the matter is--unless you are on a QRF mission or part of a unit that is going to blaze into battle quickly and exit the same--the ruck sack is needed to carry the infantryman combat load.
The XM307 weapon and family of 25mm ammunition represents a major increase in machine gun effectiveness by extending stand-off range, enabling the defeat of defilade targets, providing day and night capability and reducing combat load.
The Skjold class of ships in service since 1999 with the Royal Norwegian Navy is a Fast Patrol Craft/Littoral Combat Ship designed to operate close to shore with a heavy combat load.
Solhan is doubtful that the combat load will drop much below 90 pounds, which is the same weight he himself carried as an infantryman in Vietnam four decades ago.
Very pleasant to see clean-fighter climb rates and angles while carrying a combat load.
Less weight means the Soldier can carry a greater basic load without increasing his combat load above what he now carries.
On the short list are demands to reduce the weight of a soldier's combat load and to develop armor that protects exposed arms and legs from enemy fire.
More importantly, in a combat load, with all fuel, targeting sensor pods and weapons carried internally, the F-35's aerodynamic performance far exceeds all legacy aircraft equipped with a similar capability.
Paratroopers are required to jump in more equipment than in the 1950s, when the total weight of Soldier, parachute system and combat load averaged 300 pounds.

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