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Posted: 4/21/2016 11:55:42 AM EDT
http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a20474/botched-airdrop-destroys-humvees/

Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Somebody screwed up at the United States Army Garrison (USAG) in Hohenfels, Germany the other day because I am relatively sure that an airdropped Humvee is not supposed to move towards the ground quite that quickly. Someone in the 173rd Airborne Brigade probably has some explaining to do.
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  Hohenfels, Germany   probably drunk..
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This thread has new and exciting information.
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Some radio station in Cincinnati did something like this with turkeys

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I'm going to go with improper rigging for $500, Alex
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Some radio station in Cincinnati did something like this with turkeys

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Best bit in all of television history.
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Clean one owner up for bid on govliquidations... No demil required!
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Riggers got some splainin to do

At the end there's a fire .... "Do we gotta call that up"??
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laughing his ass off
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I could maybe see losing one hummer in a drop... but three ?!?!  DAMN .
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Some officer is gonna make those guys try to drive them, too.

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Lost it when the third one lawn darted.  You can tell who is responsible, they'll be the ones walking around without an ass.
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Lol
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Meh, not all of us are online all the time, y'know.
Some of us missed the other 6 or 7 threads about it.

Thanks, OP!
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We still do that in Arkansas, every year, at Turkey Trot.

We use a Cessna, though.
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Some radio station in Cincinnati did something like this with turkeys

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Best bit in all of television history.


Gordon Jump told me that, at the time, they knew it was going to be funny. They didn't realize just how iconic it was going to be. He was a friend of my father's, and a very nice man off the set. He and my brother must have played several hours of backgammon when he came to a holiday dinner with our family.

A buddy emailed me the failed airdrop video. My response: "It's like watching an allegory of my pre-marriage dating life."

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Occasionally happens.  Devices like these are used to prevent the load from being blown over by the wind after landing.  Personally witnesses 101A2 stuck 6 feet in desert by barrel (gun was base piece).  Didn't hurt accuracy.  Saw Gamma Goat 2 feet tall.  In my battery we tried to drop old M151A2's to get new jeep.  Never happened to old ones, almost always happened to brand new ones.  Not a darn thing good after it happened.  They use a hydraulic release system now. In the mid 70's charges we used to blow off the chute when the load hit the ground.  Under certain atmospheric conditions the chute after it opens caused the load to go off the rigging.  Just like when the load lands, bingo no more chute.  Watch out below........
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My money is on those three HMMWVs having been the maintenance nightmares for that unit, and someone slipped the riggers a case of beer to make sure they didn't have to dick around with them, anymore.

One of the funnier moments I had as a platoon sergeant was having to tell the "new guy" squad leader I had working for me that, no, this isn't 18th Airborne Corps, and no, we can't just "burn these POS trucks in on the next jump...". The forlorn look on his face, as he realized that a.) he wasn't Airborne anymore, b.) he was in a unit with no budget, c.) the rest of the Army didn't have the ability to write off equipment instead of fixing it, and that d.) he was likely to spend more time on police call than actually training, due to the aforementioned facts.

It was always kinda sad, when getting in guys from units that actually had budgets for training. Once they realized we were essentially paupers, and that the post headquarters thought we were there mostly to fill their manning rosters for post support missions... Yeah. Half our drinking problems in the mid-grade NCO world started there.
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I was driving down a dirt county road with my daughter last month and a turkey was running away from us down the side of the road. She asked why he didn't just go the other way and I explained that the fence was in his way and he couldn't fly...so the mother clucker flew over the fence and ran the other way.





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Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom



Somebody screwed up at the United States Army Garrison (USAG) in Hohenfels, Germany the other day because I am relatively sure that an airdropped Humvee is not supposed to move towards the ground quite that quickly. Someone in the 173rd Airborne Brigade probably has some explaining to do.
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I'm gonna guess the AF loadmaster is in deep shit.



 
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According to my research, which is entirely based on the GI Joe intro, that is not how that is supposed to happen.
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One of the funniest things I have seen in a while.  
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"Oh fuck, our rides!"

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Well let me tell you something.  Wild turkeys can fly because I took one in the windshield of a truck and also dented the roof.  $3500 in damage.
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Those guys were laughing until they realized now they gotta ride with Stinky Dan and Talkative Pete.
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