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PHOTOS: Rapid Trident 2011
« on: July 26, 2011, 09:16:21 »
I saw some images from this exercise and found some images of Canadian jumpers.Location is Ukraine.







« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 09:37:52 by milnews.ca »

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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 12:52:29 »
They are from 3R22R.
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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 12:56:26 »
That's cool... although the Ukrainians look like they're living in the Stone Age
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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 20:56:34 »


A Ukrainian Officer from the 80th Airmobile Regiment instructs Master Corporal Stéphane Lafrance, Paratrooper from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, during in-flight procedure training on the Ukrainian Basic Parachute Training Course in Lviv, Ukraine.



Corporal Steven Paquette prepares to jump off the MI-8 Helicopter mock-up simulator during the Ukrainian Basic Parachute Training Course in Lviv, Ukraine. Cpl Paquette is a Paratrooper from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Valcartier Garrison



Canadian Paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, practice landing techniques from a five foot platform during the Ukrainian Basic Parachute Training Course in Lviv, Ukraine.



Ukrainian instructors from the 80th Airmobile Regiment explain Ukrainian in-flight procedures to Paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment.



Corporal Steve Gamache and Cpl Stéphane Pelletier make adjustments to their parachute harness before training on the MI-8 Helicopter mock-up simulator during the Ukrainian Basic Parachute Training Course in Lviv, Ukraine. Corporal Gamache and Corporal Pelletier are Paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, Valcartier Garrison.

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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 21:16:54 »
Thanks for sharing the pix T6!

Love the jump helmets - kinda reminds me of Soviet/Russian tanker helmets

Anyone know how truly protective they are?
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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 08:26:31 »
Video at the link of paratroopers from the 173d Abn Brigade participating in Rapid Trident.

http://www.dvidshub.net/units/USAREUR#.TjAC_G9EQto

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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 08:45:37 »
That's cool... although the Ukrainians look like they're living in the Stone Age
So, your judgment is based on their equipment being different from ours? ....informed by your extensive experience deployed, or on exchange, with foreign militaries?

 ???

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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 08:58:34 »
So, your judgment is based on their equipment being different from ours? ....informed by your extensive experience deployed, or on exchange, with foreign militaries?

 ???

No, that's why I said looks like, and not they are.

It's not a matter of their equipment being different, but rather a matter that their equipment and facilities look old.
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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 21:21:31 »
Paratrooper Brotherhood. :)


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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2011, 22:24:21 »
Paratrooper Brotherhood. :)


The chap between the Brit (3rd fm left) and the Pole (2nd fm right) - Belarus?  I can't imagine a Pole and Ukrainian being this friendly with a Russian, even as a para  ;)
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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2011, 14:52:57 »

It's not a matter of their equipment being different, but rather a matter that their equipment and facilities look old.

Ever have a look at our equipment and infrastructure? Pot this is kettle.... ;)

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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2011, 15:06:46 »
Anyone know how truly protective they are?
Not very.  Easily mass-produced, these helmets are leather, if I'm not mistaken, with some padding.  Just enough to protect a crew member from all the bumpy things inside a turret.


(edited to correct an error in grammar)
So, there I was....

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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2011, 16:06:56 »
"In Soviet Russia, equipment jumps you"

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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2011, 12:40:38 »
Some of the stories I've heard from old tankers that fought the cold war, they had some praise for the Soviet designs. They were built tough.

You could beat the snot out of them and they'd still come back for more. But with the sensitive electronics and such today, you beat the snot out of them and that's what you ended up with, S'Not gonna work.
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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 07:56:09 »
Check out video of a Canadian paratrooper parachuting in Ukraine for Rapid Trident taken from a helmet camera on youtube! http://youtu.be/QwJW5sk0wPw

And there's lot's more photos from the exercise on Flickr here! http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvqFqNz

You can also follow the action as it happens on Twitter by searching #RapidTrident

Thanks for your interest!

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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 22:22:55 »
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Re: Rapid Trident
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2011, 00:30:00 »
Check out video of a Canadian paratrooper parachuting in Ukraine for Rapid Trident taken from a helmet camera on youtube! http://youtu.be/QwJW5sk0wPw

And there's lot's more photos from the exercise on Flickr here! http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvqFqNz

You can also follow the action as it happens on Twitter by searching #RapidTrident

Thanks for your interest!

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