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12th Jul '16 12:57:51 AM jormis29
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'', the one of the fastest ways to get from point A to B safely on a Titan map is in a drop-pod launched from the [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Titan]]. You ([[DummiedOut used to]]) get the added bonus of taking down any aircraft, troops, or light vehicles that you meet on the way down. If you're in a squad, and the squad leader deploys a spawn beacon, you can be pod-dropped (from really high up rather than just titan height) at the beacon's location.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'', ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'', the one of the fastest ways to get from point A to B safely on a Titan map is in a drop-pod launched from the [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Titan]]. You ([[DummiedOut used to]]) get the added bonus of taking down any aircraft, troops, or light vehicles that you meet on the way down. If you're in a squad, and the squad leader deploys a spawn beacon, you can be pod-dropped (from really high up rather than just titan height) at the beacon's location.
7th Jun '16 5:02:48 PM WillKeaton
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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_S2g1w7Dew How Thaddeus makes his entrance]].

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*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_S2g1w7Dew How Thaddeus makes his entrance]].entrance.]]
6th Jun '16 7:33:24 PM Peteman
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* Sarge from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' was implied to have been an [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST Orbital Drop Shock Trooper]] before washing out. It's part of the reason he's got a fear of heights.
1st Jun '16 7:56:52 AM kquinn0830
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* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' follows a company in the 101st Airborne Infantry, and shows the airborne landings during operations Overlord and Market Garden.

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* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' follows a company in the 101st Airborne Infantry, and shows the airborne landings during operations Overlord and Market Garden.Garden while Varsity is mentioned.
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).
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