platform drop


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platform drop

The airdrop of loaded platforms from rear-loading aircraft with roller conveyors. Normally heavy loads like artillery pieces and vehicles are loaded onto platforms and dropped. See airdrop platform or palletized bladder.
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As the layers are built up, the platform drops to provide room for the emerging height of the object.
The hydraulic platform drops, and suddenly riders find themselves hanging by their backs face down as a motor slowly pulls them to the top of one of the rear towers.
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