platform drop


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platform drop

The airdrop of loaded platforms from rear loading aircraft with roller conveyors. See also airdrop; airdrop platform.
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A non-adjustable, hydraulic velocity fuse limits platform drop to three inches or less if the deck should become unsupported while a lift truck is crossing.
The highlight of the exercise was the airborne insertion of Marine Commandoes at sea in tandem with Combat Expendable Platform drops with inflatable Gemini craft from C-130 aircraft at night along with Combat Free Fall and Special Heli-borne Operations by the Special Forces personnel," stated the press release.
Although Soldiers from the 87th Quartermaster Detachment also are proficient in executing the same containerized delivery, bundle, and platform drops, they have more expertise in static-line personnel drops.
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