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44 - A New Parachute I Transition to the T-11
The 82nd Airborne Division must be able to drop thousands of Paratroopers into a contested area from the air. For most of the Division's life, our Paratroopers relied on the T-10 Parachute for delivery from aircraft to ground. Beginning in 2013, however, the All Americans began transitioning to a new system: the T-11 Advanced Tactical Parachute System. The T-11 was intended to prevent Paratrooper injuries with a slower, less forceful opening and a slower rate of descent. The change was not without its challenges and Airborne leaders from the past and present discuss those challenges in this episode.
If you are or ever wanted to be an All American Paratrooper or an Army Jumpmaster, this is an important episode that describes how we train airborne operations, why we transitioned to the T-11, and why airborne proficiency training is so critical.
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