Saturday, December 12, 2009

VIDEO: Afghan air drop to front line

Crews from RAF Lyneham are reverting to World War II methods of resupplying troops on the front line in Afghanistan to help reduce the danger posed by roadside bombs. Traditionally the forward operating bases or FOBS have been restocked by road as air drops have been notoriously inaccurate. But now stores are able to be thrown accurately out the back of a moving Hercules, are helping to limit the danger to soldiers who resupply by land.

Read more and see pictures of the drop here