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Landing - (from the French. Descente - landing, descent), the troops specially prepared and planted (thrown) or for landing (dropping) into enemy territory for combat operations. By the number of troops involved, the nature of the tasks and the depth of the landing (dropping) in the armies of the most developed countries landing can be strategic, operational, tactical and special purpose.

Large increase in carrying capacity of aircraft proposed in the agenda the question of the transfer of air routes is not only small groups of armed men, but also of entire military units, and even parts of the compounds reinforced with the necessary technical means and the firing.

A number of articles of major military experts placed at different times in military journals in England, France, Italy and the USA, as well as the experience of the war in Spain, and especially the last war in the West indicate the possibility of widespread use of airlift and air assault forces.

Air landings can be classified as a process of landing, and intended use in combat.


By way of landing:

  • a) parachute landing pursuing limited goals;

  • b) assault forces landed from air ships on the ground (a more rare case, possible in desert theaters or under especially favorable conditions in unobserved areas);

  • c) a combined landing, carried out by parachute descent and landing on the ground (large landing).


In combat designation:

  • a) tactical landing, acting in close cooperation with other ground forces; the number is small, landing in the tactical rear of the enemy; has a limited mission (seizing an important tactical line in the enemy's rear, disrupting control or work of the rear, etc.); the landing is exclusively parachute;

  • b) operational landing, acting in cooperation with other ground forces, but with great independence; duration of actions up to two to three days; large landing (battalion, regiment with reinforcement); lands in the operational rear of the enemy with tasks: to demoralize the rear, capture a railway junction or a line in order to delay reinforcements coming from the darkness; planted in a mixed way.

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