have been performed with Russian military IL-76MD transport planes.
Virtually isolated by a naval blockade imposed by two to five Chinese warships 24/7, the Philippine Navy paradrops
supplies to the sun-baked ship to avoid a naval confrontation.
Caption: Here seen in his "office': the loadmaster is as important as the flight crew in military missions since he monitors all weight distribution and operations, including paradrops
, from this station.
Note that because of the (icing) weather delay to some C-141s, the last paradrops
at Torrijos-Tocumen took place at about 0515 local; see Steele, "Operation Just Cause," p.
The doors facilitate paradrops
or easy cargo and passenger loading, and the floor hatch can be modified to accommodate an ISR sensor.
We also fly special missions with the SEALs [sea-air-land team], providing them with a platform from which to conduct insertion and extraction techniques usually via paradrops
and fast-rope operations.
And there were seven paradrops
, and the first six went OK, in that the stuff got to the ground without breaking, though it did land in general far from the construction site.