Actually airborne cavalry would logically be a side gunner (i.e. to be cavalry you need to fight from your "ride"). Logically the "airborne cavalry" are really "airborne infantry" unless the helos transport their fighting vehicles for them - at which point they would indeed logically be "airborne cavalry". Our own Household cavalry now fight from light armoured vehicles - if those were transported into theatre by big Chinooks - shazam - airborne cavalry.
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Indeed - but only since the sixteenth century properly speaking. Much earlier there was true mounted infantry in the Celtic / Saxon period and earlier. Which makes complete sense since there were no stirrups in Western Europe until the 8th or ninth century (although they were present in China and brought west by the likes of the huns). Can't be much fun fightin from horseback with basic tack and no stirrups!
If you go back still earlier the stirrup may have been pointless as horses were smaller and there is some debate as to whether they could take the weight of a full-grown man. The military use may have been confined to chariots or load-bearing carts.
Thread drift? What on earth gives you that idea?
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Thus the difference between "Air" Cavalry and "Airborne" Cavalry. For that matter the proper term (ARmy term) for the latter you describe is "Heliborne" as "Airborne" is reserved for troops delivered by parachute(although most, if not all, Air Cav units belong to the 101st Airborne Div.) The current Marine Corps term for it is "Helicast" whereas the older Marine Corps term was "Vertical Envelopment."
Here's a link showing most of these applications: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/844927...ack_helicopter The first minute shows the assault/cav mode while the remainder shows various modes of helicopter attack: heliborne, search and destroy, etc. Mostly Army helos but a few Marine ones, and I even saw at least one Air Force Pavehawk.
Last edited by santaman2000; 15-03-2012 at 22:40.
Here's a few links ror those of you who wear a brimmed hat and want to dress it up or personalize it:
Even if some of you might want to make your own, these links might give you some design ideas.
Last edited by santaman2000; 17-03-2012 at 01:41.
A cap is sort od a jarmulke with a piece of cardboard attatched.
A hat has a brim all around .
Last edited by oetzi; 23-03-2012 at 21:15.
Cardboard? That would be a very CHEAP cap.