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25th Aug '16 3:41:24 AM jamespolk
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* 1942 cartoon "WesternAnimation/TulipsShallGrow" has the Screwballs, obvious Nazi analogues, dropping ''tanks'' into Holland with parachutes.
22nd Aug '16 11:27:00 AM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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** In ''VideoGame/BlackOps2'', the final mission begins with JSOC troops ([[MultipleEndings with or without support from the Chinese) diving with jetwings into [[spoiler: Menendez's broadcasting facility, where he's controlling the drones he hijacked from the U.S. Military on the ''U.S.S. Barack Obama''.

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** In ''VideoGame/BlackOps2'', ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'', the final mission begins with JSOC troops ([[MultipleEndings with or without support from the Chinese) Chinese]]) diving with jetwings into [[spoiler: Menendez's broadcasting facility, where he's controlling the drones he hijacked from the U.S. Military on the ''U.S.S. Barack Obama''.]]
22nd Aug '16 11:25:28 AM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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** In ''VideoGame/BlackOps2'', the final mission begins with JSOC troops ([[MultipleEndings with or without support from the Chinese) diving with jetwings into [[spoiler: Menendez's broadcasting facility, where he's controlling the drones he hijacked from the U.S. Military on the ''U.S.S. Barack Obama''.
7th Aug '16 1:45:58 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'' has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four killed on impact, 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 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 ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games.



* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] or 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 opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' gives the player a first-person view of an orbital drop.
** The [=ODSTs=] 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.
** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four killed on impact, 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 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.
*** Speaking of which, the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
---->'''Johnson:''' Damn fool! Why do you always jump? One of these days you're going to land on something just as stubborn as you are.
** The Covenant are also fond of this tactic, both the orbital and suborbital varieties.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] or 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 opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' gives the player a first-person view of an orbital drop.
** *** The [=ODSTs=] 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.
** One The Master Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump stunt (it helps that resulted in four killed on impact, 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 the Spartans' [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]] his armor has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief in the later games.
*** Speaking of which, the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt,
a fall), something Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
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Damn fool! Why do you always jump? One of these days you're going to land on something just as stubborn as you are.
** The Covenant are also fond of this tactic, both the orbital and suborbital varieties.varieties:



** 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]].

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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 their 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]].
1st Aug '16 1:04:36 PM storymasterb
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** Tau [[MiniMecha Battlesuits]] equipped with jet packs can Deep Strike, which in the fluff is usually depicted as them jumping into battle from an Orca or Manta Missile Destroyer. The king of this trope in the Tau arsenal is the Retaliation Cadre, a special formation of Battlesuits deployed from a low-flying Manta to deliver a swift and brutal alpha strike.
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.
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