23 May 2016

U.S. Paratroopers Discover That Driving Is Faster Than Walking

Apparently, the year 2016 was the year when U.S. airborne units made the revolutionary discovery that driving is faster than walking:
“These vehicles significantly enhance what would otherwise be foot mobility,” Brig. Gen. Brian Winski, deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne, told Bloomberg News. “They change the dynamic and turn what would have been a three-mile per hour operation into a 50-mile per hour operation.”
There are challenges to this approach, however.  Unfortunately, the whole airdropping a vehicle concept does not have a 100% success rate. As a result, the whole, driving concept for paratroopers is only a "pilot project" at this point.

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