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07-04-2007, 11:50 AM
ive just read the faq and it sez ur going 2 holand in a glider!!
explain!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

07-04-2007, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by leeham991:
ive just read the faq and it sez ur going 2 holand in a glider!!
explain!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

bcuz holland is ur dropzone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

07-05-2007, 02:34 AM
its the glider bit im freaked out with!!
a glider a glider.
paras use chutes paras use chutes.
wtf wtf. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

07-05-2007, 02:43 AM
don't u know what a glider is?

a glider is an airplane, u jump out of it, with a parachute

07-05-2007, 05:21 AM
thats the transport aircraft.
a glider is pulled along behind the transport then drops away to crash in a field or woteva.
paratroopers jump out of the tranport craft http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif. i think the para transports r called c47 but not sure. look it up.

(the person who posted this reserves the right not 2 listen 2 critics)

07-05-2007, 06:08 AM
Leeham's right, paratroopers did jump out of transport planes.

It must have been a mistake. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

07-05-2007, 07:22 AM
It would be a major flaw if they did that I believe. In Operation Market Garden they jumped from C-47s. Glider troops were a whole different branch than paratroopers. They may be the same divisions, but basically gilder riders are the same as normal leg infantry, but towed in a flying box pretty much. Gliders were towed behind the C-47's and released, to glide down and crash land on the ground. You definitely don't jump out of them with parachutes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I'm sure this is a mistake, and you are jumping into Holland...Unless the new group that Baker is with took gliders since they were a special "recon" division...

07-06-2007, 10:50 AM
According to the developers, Baker's squad will be landing in a glider, which can also be seen in one of the trailers. For one, the recon unit will have a jeep for transportation purposes in the game. It has not really been confirmed whether it'll be drivable or not, but it will be a part of the game to an extent. Success of recon units would also depend on unit cohesiveness, which would be an advantage of landing in a glider.

07-07-2007, 03:58 AM
Thank you Titans, I'll want to research this topic more! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

08-17-2007, 02:19 PM
You guys should check out a book called "Hell's highway : a chronicle of the 101st Airborne in the Holland campaign, September-November, 1944"
It's by George E. Koskimaki, not only was he one of the soldiers fighting in Holland, but he interviewed somewhere around 600 paratroopers from the 101st Airborne for the book.

He says in the book that some paratroopers came in by glider, although I don't remember why. Gliders were mostly used by the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, which was part of the 101st. The gliders also carried either jeeps or ammo.

11-02-2007, 12:24 PM
Gliders have no engine so they are dragged along in the air. And I think then glided to there drop zone. Usually carried supplies or soldiers.

12-05-2007, 04:49 PM
OK I have not read all replies and I'm probably repeating what someone else said.

During airborne invasions, most grunts jumped with parachutes. However, parachutes were prone to scatter a company over many miles. Some special forces that required to be dropped in exact locations used gliders. A glider is a light skin airplane that doesn't have an engine. It requires a tow plane to get airborne. When close to the target the line that is used to tow the glider would be released and the glider would go on its own way. The gliders themselves were a steel frame covered with canvas and a plywood floor. Bullets could penetrate a few of those gliders with ease. They weer very dangerous. Many soldiers died upon landing and any bullet cold have easily killed someone in the glider. Gliders had three main advantages to parachutes. Everyone made it to the same place. You didn't have to find your "brothers." And if flone properly a good pilot usually made it close to the designated landing zone. Lastly, the gliders were silent. They didn't have an engine. HTey were the first stealth planes.

Hope this answers your question!!!