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No. 40 Squadron and the Army’s 5 Movements Company recently stretched their skills by parachuting a Pinzgauer Light Operational Vehicle from a C-130H Hercules flying at 750 feet. Personnel from 5 Mov Coy worked for over three weeks on designing the platform for the safe delivery of the Pinzgauer LOV.
Getting the centre of balance of the 11,500 pound load correct, and ensuring the LOV had enough Energy Dissipating Material under it, was important. The drop was part of Ex TACEX, a joint exercise between the NZ Army and the RNZAF, to qualify Air Force personnel for tactical aerial drops.
“Ex TACEX is a great opportunity to test our skills and it was great to get such a good result with the LOV landing exactly as it should,” said FLTLT Alex Tredrea.
Read the Media Release and watch the video on You Tube http://youtu.be/pKePq-tmLD8
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