Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

Popular Mechanics – by Eric Limer

Somebody screwed up at the United States Army Garrison (USAG) in Hohenfels, Germany the other day because I am relatively sure that an airdropped Humvee is not supposed to move towards the ground quite that quickly. Someone in the 173rd Airborne Brigade probably has some explaining to do. 

As posted on the U.S. Army WTF Moments Facebook page and highlighted by Foxtrot Alpha, the botched airdrop lead to the free fall and subsequent destruction of three Humvees. You can watch all of them absolutely crater below, but just brace yourself for some colorful language as the cameraman cheers on the vehicular carnage:   

The Tactical Air Network poses a few possibilities as to what might have caused the accident, which include high winds or improper rigging attaching the parachutes to the Humvees, which it supposes is the most likely cause. But you don’t need to know exactly what happened to see that the results are, well, WOOF.

Source: U.S Army WTF Moments, The Tactical Air Network via Foxtrot Alpha

8 thoughts on “Botched Airdrop Sends Humvees Plummeting To Their Doom

    1. Amen to that

      an aluminum POS with no ballistic capabilities unless supplemented

      slow , dodgy , and a maintenance nightmare

  1. Hey that carnage looks likes my neighbors front yard.
    I guess it’s half price to get a hummer now.
    Let’s submit a cleanup and recycle contract and submit it to the DOD.
    We’ll make a killin….
    Just have to be the lowest bidder….even by a buck.

  2. how many times does this happen with out our knowledge ?

    maybe we do have a chance if they try ML here

  3. Awww….man. You mean John McCain wasn’t in one of those Humvees? Can’t they do anything right with our tax dollars? How hard is it to tie him up and throw him in there and make it look like an accident?

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