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paratroops

[′par·ə‚trüps]
(ordnance)
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for further paratroop testing with the 82nd Airborne.
I have seen a few thousand paratroops and glider-borne troops, whom I nominate now as the bravest, most tenacious men I have ever known, hold the bridgehead against Hitler's armies for over 16 hours, despite overwhelming odds.
Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clarke confirmed that more than 1000 paratroops will eventually be based in Kandahar.
Army and Air Force requirements to deploy paratroops safely from both sides of the C-130J-30 aircraft.
Suicide operations caught the Arab imagination in 1983 when Lebanese Shi'ite Moslem guerrillas trained by Iran blew up 241 American servicemen and 58 French paratroops in a two-pronged attack in Beirut.
World War II Troop Type Parachutes: Axis (Germany, Italy, Japan)," by Guy Richards adds excellent full-color technical coverage of equipment used by German paratroops in World War II.
LANCASTER - Dnnis Quiroz is many things: wood carver, master of artistic design, animal lover, Harley-Davidson rider, Vietnam paratroops veteran and Lockheed retiree.
An uneasy peace has returned to Sierra Leone only after British paratroops and marines flew in to organise the evacuation of British and European Union subjects and secure the international airport in the capital, Freetown.
The paratroops, stationed initially in nearby Senegal, and the ships which will take up station off the West African coast, will be on standby to assist with any evacuation of Britons from Sierra Leone.
The design of the mission equipment allows reconfiguration of the aircraft to transport cargo, personnel, casualties on stretchers, paratroops or underwater divers, in less than two hours.
The ornate Italian Gardens in the park was to be used as a paratroops guide because the pathways formed a perfect compass.
Paratroops and glider-borne troops had already been dropped behind enemy lines as 1,300 RAF planes and 1,000 American bombers pounded the enemy.