Droppin’ Loads

The Department of Defense has thousands of troops located in remote parts of Afghanistan. There are few roads around, which makes supply delivery by truck nearly impossible. Also, there are enemy combatants trying to destroy everything with an American flag on it. How does the DOD get stuff to those who need it? By using people with “the right stuff,” as seen in this video.

This Vietnam-era “Caribou” cargo plane flies very low and, when it’s time to drop the cargo out of the craft, the plane pitches upward. As soon as the load bay is empty, the airplane then sharply descends. “Big cojones,” as one of the eyewitnesses in the video states.


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