heavy drop


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heavy drop

[′hev·ē ¦dräp]
(ordnance)
An airdrop in which heavy articles, such as trucks or artillery pieces, are dropped by parachute.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The battalion expected some of its vehicles to be either mechanically damaged or battle damaged during the heavy drop. The battalion also expected that the August heat around Fort Polk would force paratroopers to consume large amounts of water in the first six hours after joint forcible entry.
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A message is received from our parent brigade, saying there will be a heavy drop in one hour, exactly where we are sitting.
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