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25th May '16 1:49:51 AM morane
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*** Eben Emael strike was performed by ''glider'' infantry, not as a paradrop.


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* Finland formed her own paratroops in 1961. They are not intended for massed paradrops, but rather to work on squad to company level behind the enemy lines as long rangers, commandos and guerrillas. Their main tasks are long range reconnaissance and commando strikes. [[TrappedBehindEnemyLines They are assumed to fight their way]] back to own lines once they have completed their mission. While the Finnish forces are based on conscription, the paratroopers are select volunteers, and everyone receives at least non-commissioned officer level training. A minimum of 3000 m in the Cooper test is one of their selection qualifications.
8th May '16 7:44:48 PM lorgskyegon
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**** PSYOP soldiers do this because one of the tasks if airdropping propaganda leaflets out of planes behind enemy lines. Have to be able to jump if the plane gets shot down.
11th Mar '16 8:48:10 AM ChronoLegion
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** The opening scene to ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' shows Fireteam Osiris deploying to a planet from a low orbit using their [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]]'s thrusters to slow down the fall just before making contact with the ground. All in the middle of a pitched MeleeATrois between the UNSC, the Covenant [[TheRemnant Remnant]], and the [[AIIsACrapshoot Prometheans]].
11th Mar '16 8:40:22 AM ChronoLegion
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* Similarly, in most incarnations of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'', there is at least one Paratrooper unit that can make airdrops; since ''Civilization III'', these play animations of the unit paradropping when you use that functionality.

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* Similarly, in most incarnations of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'', there is at least one Paratrooper unit that can make airdrops; since ''Civilization III'', these play animations of the unit paradropping when you use that functionality. ''Civilization V'' has the [[CanonForeigner XCOM Squad]] unit, which is an upgrade of the Paratrooper unit. Their animation has them being deployed by a Skyranger.
11th Mar '16 8:37:23 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun Tiberian Sun]]'', there's also the elite Orbital Drop Soldiers--veteran soldiers who arrive in drop-pods equipped with machine guns, clearing the drop-zone the hard way. More like ''hailing'' men, really.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun Tiberian Sun]]'', there's also the elite Orbital Drop Soldiers--veteran soldiers who arrive in drop-pods equipped with machine guns, clearing the drop-zone the hard way. More like ''hailing'' men, really. A cutscene shows them being deployed from the ''Philadelphia'' SpaceStation.
11th Mar '16 8:34:23 AM ChronoLegion
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*** The big problem here is not the fact that they used an outdated pod, it's that they end up landing in a "sump" area and nearly freeze to death (as part of the terraforming process to turn the planet into a paradise, a number of these "sump" areas are used to help cool down the planet).
21st Feb '16 8:52:22 AM Jeduthun
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5th Feb '16 1:45:45 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' gives the player a first-person view of an orbital drop.



*** Speaking of which, the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.

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*** Speaking of which, the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
5th Feb '16 1:39:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The [=ODSTs=] pf the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.

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** The [=ODSTs=] pf of the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
5th Feb '16 1:39:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] [Human Entry Vehicles]), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw the drag chutes and braking rockets sometimes malfunction... or the pod hits the water and they drown... or they smash into cliff faces...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. [[InterserviceRivalry Don't mention that last part to their face]].
** The 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four were killed on impact, sx more too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless). It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief in the later games.

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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] [Human or Human Entry Vehicles]), Vehicles), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw the drag chutes and braking rockets sometimes malfunction... or the pod hits the water and they drown... or they smash into cliff faces...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. [[InterserviceRivalry Don't mention that last part to their face]].
** The [=ODSTs=] pf the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four were killed on impact, sx six more too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless). It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor the Spartans' [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]] has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief in the later games.
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