Russian Parachute Operations

Russians are prone to do things big time. The Red Army is a big firm albeit not a nice one to serve in. RIA Novosti has photos of their heavy drop capability; parachuting vehicles as well as men.

Russian airborne forces practice heavy drops
Command post exercises of the 137th airborne regiment took place near Vyazma, Smolensk region
This is the source for these photos.

Something big has landed.


The pilot chute goes first, pulling the second pilot then the main chutes.


The men jump too.


Waiting to board the aircraft.


Waiting is all part of it.


Map reading is too.


Now this is something really big.


Formation jumping looks good but that is about all.


Would you want him on your side or their side?


This is for show. Using a rifle well matters more.