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han freak solo
05-04-2005, 08:08 PM
Here's some shots from the US Army 82nd Airborne Division during daytime training in 1985. My brother's unit was jumping when these pics were taken. He bought them (the Army sold them to soldiers) and gave them to me in 1985. After each photo is the caption he wrote on the back. He was only 19 years old. He now is 39.

http://www.lssdigital.com/82nd%20ABD%201985-2.jpg

"This is what it looks like when you first exit the aircraft. Its a sh*tload of fun believe me! This is done out of a C-130 prop driven aircraft."

http://www.lssdigital.com/82nd%20ABD%201985-1.jpg

"This trooper got a little out of control but should make out okay, also done out of a C-130."

http://www.lssdigital.com/82nd%20ABD%201985-3.jpg

"This is called tailgating, it is done out of a C-141 jet propelled aircraft, also down below is a good shot of Sicily drop zone." Note: Sicily drop zone is in North Carolina, USA.

PBNA-Boosher
05-04-2005, 08:11 PM
kewlpics!

flakwagen
05-05-2005, 02:38 AM
Good old Fayette Nam! I miss the distant booming sound of practicing artillery units. My favorite antique arms dealer had to shut down his shop because the war drained away most of his customer base. I hope everyone can come back from the sandbox soon.

The Fort Bragg history museum is a nice place to visit if you ever get the chance. They have parts of an original D-Day glider, a German motorcycle, numerous unit histories on file and a lot of various things from operations that the 82nd took part in. A few Viet Nam era aircraft on static display outside. Unfortunately they are fast rotting away. North Carolina summers are just short of being tropical.

Flak

Salfordian
05-05-2005, 03:14 AM
Wow didn't realise you were that close together when you jumped out, cool photos.

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-05-2005, 07:32 AM
Those pics are cool, but the sig statement by good ol' number 6 is priceless.


TB

woofiedog
05-05-2005, 07:47 AM
han freak solo... I like that last photo... stepping off into the Void!
Thank's for sharing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ploughman
05-05-2005, 09:21 AM
Toptastic stuff. I bet no one said a word before the jump. but they'd all have been talking fifty to the dozen afterwards.

If you ever see a film called the Wild Geese there's a very cool moment where the mercenary band do an en-mass HALO jump out of a C-130, it's like a waterfall of men pouring off the ramp. It's worth getting the film just for those 30 seconds.

madsarmy
05-05-2005, 10:09 AM
Ctrl-E!
What Me?
Nooo Never http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

han freak solo
05-05-2005, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by madsarmy:
Ctrl-E!
What Me?
Nooo Never http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I was waiting on you. It's about time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

han freak solo
05-05-2005, 03:46 PM
Here's one more. Same year, same place.

http://www.lssdigital.com/82ndABD1985-4.jpg

"Mass tactical combat jump on Sicily drop zone."

RAF92_Moser
05-05-2005, 03:59 PM
Awesome, my brother is 21, and does the exact same thing. 82nd Airborne and all. He's got combat jumps over Afghanistan and Iraq too. 3rd tour in Middle East is soon.

Korbelz
05-05-2005, 04:10 PM
C-130 loadmaster here..i get the money shot of the jumpers going out. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

speaking of being close together i've seen all 64 jumpers get out of a C-130 in about 30 seconds..we use both paratroop doors for mass exit so thats just about 1 jumper every second out each door...very impressive when you see a good unit go out very very fast.

han freak solo
05-05-2005, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by RAF92_Moser:
Awesome, my brother is 21, and does the exact same thing. 82nd Airborne and all. He's got combat jumps over Afghanistan and Iraq too. 3rd tour in Middle East is soon.

When he gets back, he'll have some great stories to tell. Even though my brother never saw combat, he had a lot of stories. Crazy things happen in the Army apparently.

Another thing, your brother will probably always like dangerous work when he becomes a civilian. When my brother got out, he fought forest fires in Alaska for the US Forest Service for a while before starting a career in a chemical processing facility on the Houston Ship Channel. That boy is always risking his neck. It's in their blood.

Myself, I'm a laid back civilian. Always was, always will be. When I was fightin' age, there wasn't anything going on worth joining up for. I slipped off of Selective Service right when Gulf War I happened.

han freak solo
05-05-2005, 10:25 PM
Hers's some WWII shots of the 82nd Airborne Division.

http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/matrix/82ABD/82ABD-Photos.htm

Here's some basic WWII info on the 82nd ABD.

http://www.ww2-airborne.us/division/82_overview.html

fordfan25
05-05-2005, 10:28 PM
ah reminds me of that time i feel outa this big a$$ tree at the swiming hole back in sebastian. man .....what its kinda the same.

madsarmy
05-06-2005, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by madsarmy:
Ctrl-E!
What Me?
Nooo Never http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I was waiting on you. It's about time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah! Sorry about that.Had another long walk back to base againhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif