History Main / ParachuteInATree

16th Oct '17 8:09:18 PM hollowboy
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* Averted by: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]], who were theoretically at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]] ...but the Fallschirmjäger were largely used as regular infantry, or deployed by glider. The main campaigns in which they were airdropped were essentially treeless environments (Netherlands, Malta), and they could be dropped from extremely low altitudes (the upside of their choice of parachute is that it would fully deploy in under 40 meters), so it would seem unlikely for one to land in a tree.

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* Averted by: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]], who were theoretically at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]] ...but the Fallschirmjäger were largely used as regular infantry, or deployed by glider. The main campaigns in which they were airdropped were essentially treeless environments (Netherlands, Malta), Crete), and they could be dropped from extremely low altitudes (the upside of their choice of parachute is that it would fully deploy in under 40 meters), so it would seem unlikely for one to land in a tree.
16th Oct '17 7:45:44 PM hollowboy
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* Another example from the war: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]] were theoretically at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]] ...but since Fallschirmjäger were largely used as regular infantry, and were airdropped mostly in treeless environments (The Netherlands, Malta), from extremely low altitudes (the upside of their choice of parachute is that it would fully deploy in under 40 meters), the trope should have been largely avoided.

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* Another example from the war: Averted by: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]] Fallschirmjäger]], who were theoretically at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]] ...but since the Fallschirmjäger were largely used as regular infantry, and or deployed by glider. The main campaigns in which they were airdropped mostly in were essentially treeless environments (The Netherlands, (Netherlands, Malta), and they could be dropped from extremely low altitudes (the upside of their choice of parachute is that it would fully deploy in under 40 meters), the trope should have been largely avoided. so it would seem unlikely for one to land in a tree.
16th Oct '17 7:41:34 PM hollowboy
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* Another example from the war: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]] were constantly at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]].

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* Another example from the war: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]] were constantly theoretically at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]].steerable]] ...but since Fallschirmjäger were largely used as regular infantry, and were airdropped mostly in treeless environments (The Netherlands, Malta), from extremely low altitudes (the upside of their choice of parachute is that it would fully deploy in under 40 meters), the trope should have been largely avoided.
9th Jul '17 5:10:33 PM Malady
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* One history of the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships SAS Regiment]] related an anecdote from WorldWarII, about a trooper who got scattered away from the drop zone due to bad weather and landed in an orchard. Unable to see anything in the dark, and unwilling to risk injuring himself in a fall by cutting himself loose, he patiently waited for dawn, [[{{Irony}} only for first light to reveal his feet were half a foot above the ground]].
* Also during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, when the British parachute unit was new and they were still trying to hash out their methods, the top brass were not impressed when half the troops had to be rescued from trees by the local fire brigade after a parachuting demonstration.

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* One history of the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships SAS Regiment]] related an anecdote from WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, about a trooper who got scattered away from the drop zone due to bad weather and landed in an orchard. Unable to see anything in the dark, and unwilling to risk injuring himself in a fall by cutting himself loose, he patiently waited for dawn, [[{{Irony}} only for first light to reveal his feet were half a foot above the ground]].
* Also during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when the British parachute unit was new and they were still trying to hash out their methods, the top brass were not impressed when half the troops had to be rescued from trees by the local fire brigade after a parachuting demonstration.
25th Jun '17 4:19:13 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* This also occurs in Level 3-1 of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'', where an Allied paratrooper is hung up on a windmill and killed by machine gun fire.

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* This also occurs in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor:''
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Level 3-1 of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'', where an Allied paratrooper is hung up on a windmill and killed by machine gun fire.fire.
** In the mission 'Scavengers' in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', the Bazooka Operator is found caught in a tree, the player also gets to cut him down.
** ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAlliedAssault'''s Addon ''Spearhead'' has Parachute In A House, as the player once breaks through the roof of a barn and gets trapped several feet over the floor.



* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Allied Assault'''s Addon ''Spearhead'' has Parachute In A House, as the player once breaks through the roof of a barn and gets trapped several feet over the floor.
4th Jun '17 10:37:28 AM isolato
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* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay Peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with a extra length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping gradually discontinued.

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* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay Peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with a an extra length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping gradually discontinued.
31st May '17 6:17:10 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''TheYoungOnes'', after moving into a new house, Mike discovers Music/BuddyHolly, still alive and guitar in hand, hanging from a parachute in one of the rooms. He has apparently been there since 1959 (23 yeas at that point). Mike tries to capitalise on the songs Buddy has thought up since then only for the parachute to give way and Holly fall screaming through the floor.

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* In one episode of ''TheYoungOnes'', ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', after moving into a new house, Mike discovers Music/BuddyHolly, still alive and guitar in hand, hanging from a parachute in one of the rooms. He has apparently been there since 1959 (23 yeas at that point). Mike tries to capitalise on the songs Buddy has thought up since then only for the parachute to give way and Holly fall screaming through the floor.



* In an episode of ''FoylesWar'', a German WWII flier who is found hanging in a tree from his parachute after a plane crash is involved in a murder taking place at the same time. Played with in the sense that [[spoiler: the soldier did not in fact land with the parachute. He was transported in by a submarine and then hung himself up in the tree to make it look like he had been in the plane.]]

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* In an episode of ''FoylesWar'', ''Series/FoylesWar'', a German WWII flier who is found hanging in a tree from his parachute after a plane crash is involved in a murder taking place at the same time. Played with in the sense that [[spoiler: the soldier did not in fact land with the parachute. He was transported in by a submarine and then hung himself up in the tree to make it look like he had been in the plane.]]
29th May '17 8:35:12 PM nombretomado
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* Happens to ''LeisureSuitLarry'' in the 2nd game, when parachuting down to Nontoonyt Island. Your only way out is if you thought to bring along a knife. If you didn't, the game becomes {{Unwinnable}} as you're stuck hanging there.

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* Happens to ''LeisureSuitLarry'' ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' in the 2nd game, when parachuting down to Nontoonyt Island. Your only way out is if you thought to bring along a knife. If you didn't, the game becomes {{Unwinnable}} as you're stuck hanging there.
22nd May '17 2:14:07 PM isolato
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* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with a extra length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping gradually discontinued.

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* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay peninsula]] Peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with a extra length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping gradually discontinued.
21st May '17 1:07:35 PM isolato
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* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with a extra lenghth of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping gradually discontinued.

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* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with a extra lenghth length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping gradually discontinued.
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