Soaring Dome of Rainbow Peace!
Who knew that Russian Paratroopers were so poetic?!Soaring Dome of Rainbow Peace!
I would love to see video of that, Mike! :thumbHard to outcool guys who ride their BMDs down in airdrops. True, that's not all of them, but if even one does, they accrue much coolness.
Hairy is an understatement! They must have some crazy-efficient cushioning system under those things and a great personnel restraint system if they can keep the crew from getting bounced against the ceiling and/or suffering spinal compression injuries that would render them combat ineffective.I haven't found any close up footage, but here's one where they say they dropped a manned BMD-2:
I've seen images of capsules/seats that crews rode in, when dropping the older BMDs. The idea is pretty hairy, but lets the crew get the vehicle into action fast.