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Subject: WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 AIRBORNE UNITS IN THE WORLD ???
Patton    12/23/2010 11:04:06 AM
A number of nations have some type of Airborne/Parachute capability. Some of them even have S.F. status and are regarded as elite. Name them...
 
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Patton       12/23/2010 12:33:36 PM
MY OWN LIST IS AS FOLLOWS:
 
1.   U.S.  82nd Airborne Division.
 
2.    Fr.  11e Division Parachutistes
 
3.    Rus. 106th Guards Airborne Division, (Tula).
 
4.    PRC.  43rd Airborne Division.
 
5.    U.K.  5  Airborne Brigade.
 
6.    Ger.  1st Special Operations Division.
 
7.    Gr.  1st Para-Commando Division.
 
8.    IDF.  50th Airborne Brigade, (Nahal) of the 162nd Division.
 
9.    Pol. 6th Pomeranian Airborne Division.
 
10.  Ity.  Folgore Brigade, (Airborne).
 
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Reactive       12/23/2010 1:01:15 PM
Great, another top 10 post!!!
 

 
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LB       12/23/2010 4:47:41 PM
A better question might be what air transport capacity do nations have to deploy airborne forces.  A general discussion on which airborne units are better than others is never going to provide a satisfactory answer.  This aside you might want to define what you mean by "Top 10".  Once on the ground airborne are just another light infantry force.  Is the mission to seize an airfield or defeat a mixed infantry/armored force in an urban area?
 
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LB       12/23/2010 6:29:47 PM
A better question might be what air transport capacity do nations have to deploy airborne forces.  A general discussion on which airborne units are better than others is never going to provide a satisfactory answer.  This aside you might want to define what you mean by "Top 10".  Once on the ground airborne are just another light infantry force.  Is the mission to seize an airfield or defeat a mixed infantry/armored force in an urban area?
 
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