Low-cost, low-altitude drop training

A weighted training bundle is loaded at the tail of a C-130J to help aircrews practice low-cost, low altitude combat airdrop. A LCLA airdrop is accomplished by dropping bundles weighing 80 to 500 pounds, with pre-packed expendable parachutes, while a few hundred feet above ground. The low-altitude delivery is more accurate than traditional, higher-altitude airdrop methods and cuts down on stray bundles than can land away from the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Nathan Byrnes
VIRIN: 190302-F-ZP902-0013.JPG
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