paradrop


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paradrop

The delivery by parachute of personnel or cargo from an aircraft in flight.
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Japanese soldiers had been hiding in spider holes outside the airfield perimeter for an unknown period of time intending to attack fanatically on foot in concert with the paradrop. However, unknown to them the drop had been postponed a day so the ground assault spent itself fruitlessly on the perimeter 24 hours early.
Virtually isolated by a naval blockade imposed by two to five Chinese warships 24/7, the Philippine Navy paradrops supplies to the sun-baked ship to avoid a naval confrontation.
"What happened was we had to bring the materials in by paradrop, the U.S.
Overall length: 42" (takes down to 23" for paradrop)
The defeat of the saffron party in the Delhi polls, has led BJP workers to openly question the high command's decision to ' paradrop' the top cop as their poll mascot in the final leg of the campaign.
Major General Gill was the Colonel of the Para Regiment and I knew that publicity for the paradrop was vital for the operation.
In addition, North Korean SOF personnel can practice paradrop training from towers as well as aircraft, the former obviously not constrained by limitations on fuel and/or flight time.
The unit was organized to paradrop into Norway's snow-clad mountains in a campaign that was later called off.
They decided to proceed quickly up the North Korean peninsula with paradrop of the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team north of Pyongyang, supported by other ground units moving northward.
However, it is now possible to paradrop accurately from high level, by combining steerable parafoils with satellite navigation and/or radio command guidance.