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German rapid reaction division paratroopers make first jumps from Skytruck

20 December 2017

German and Dutch paratroopers of the DSK made their first jumps from a Skytruck recently. (Bundeswehr)German and Dutch paratroopers of the DSK made their first jumps from a Skytruck recently. (Bundeswehr)German and Dutch paratroopers of the Division Schnelle Kräfte (DSK) rapid reaction division have made their first jumps from a leased PZL Mielec M28 Skytruck twin-turboprop short take-off and landing aircraft, the German Army announced online on 19 December.

Some 30 paratroopers from the DSK’s staff and staff/signals company made their first jumps from a Skytruck as part of required annual freefall and static line certification, the German Army said.

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