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Posted: 4/4/2002 5:18:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2002 10:09:06 PM EDT by SKSGuy]


(Zeit Punkte)
Time Period
(Das Magazin zu Themen der Zeit)
A Magazine Which Reflects The Time
(Wohin marschiert die Bundeswehr?)
Where do the German Federal Armed Forces March?

Link Posted: 4/4/2002 5:53:33 PM EDT
Looks like this soldier is some sort of German special forces member. It looks like he might be set up for a HALO type jump. I believe that is a device for high altitude jumping on his left wrist. Umm HK USP :).
Link Posted: 4/4/2002 6:45:35 PM EDT
He is either a pilot or a paratrooper due to parachute and compase on wrist. I am leaning for paratrooper due to helmet.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 4:25:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2002 4:26:33 AM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 4:43:56 AM EDT
OH! Well it reminded me of the luftwaffe wrist compass.

Link Posted: 4/5/2002 5:06:35 AM EDT
He's not necessarily geared up for HALO (No O2 gear visible), but he's got the stuff for a "normal" jump.

Link Posted: 4/5/2002 5:22:34 AM EDT
He'd definitely rigged for a free fall jump, German static line rigs/harnesses are much the same as ours,ie. Isreal Kroop googles, altimeter
and to the right of his watch is AAD (Automatic Activation Device) that's hooked to his reserve or his main...sport rig hooked to reserve and military hooked to the main...last but not least, looks like "squares" (ram-air canopies) in the background.....
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 7:02:21 AM EDT
He's going to have some messy goggles if he sneezes.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 3:19:02 PM EDT
I don't know about you guys, but I think I can appreciate the picture.
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