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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.
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.
I was disappointed on the morning of December 12, when he told me that he could not arrange for the pictures as the paradrop originated from a place where he had no access.
Clearly, US Air Force aircraft would figure prominently in the suppression and destruction of North Korean airfields, from which platforms (most of them AN-2s) carrying SOF troops would deploy, and in support of the South Korean air force's aerial interception of enemy transport aircraft conducting paradrop missions into the South.
The 21st TCS "max-effort" paradrop at Sunchon was performed skillfully--an example of expert pilots flying well-maintained aircraft.
However, it is now possible to paradrop accurately from high level, by combining steerable parafoils with satellite navigation and/or radio command guidance.
THE Indian Air Force's heavy lift transport aircraft IL- 76 was used for the first time to paradrop in the high altitude Nyoma area near Leh creating a new record in military aviation.
Block 10 (Nos 49 to 57) features a new form of tailplane construction, dual-row paradrop capability and crew protective armour.
Paradrops have been performed with Russian military IL-76MD transport planes.
Note that because of the (icing) weather delay to some C-141s, the last paradrops at Torrijos-Tocumen took place at about 0515 local; see Steele, "Operation Just Cause," p.