Our video of the week: C130 Air Drop

Equipment drop from a C-130 aircraft: The C-130 originates from Kandahar for support for coalition ground troops.

Scenes in the video include:

  • cargo being loaded onto the aircraft
  • the aircraft flying over mountainous terrain
  • and cargo being pushed out of the aircraft and parachuting to the ground.

Precision air re-supply to the ground has become an important element of USAF support to the ground forces.

Credit: 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, 10/9/09

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***Posted November 8th, 2009

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