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Default Paragliders in T2k

USMC SOF are training with paragliders. Other forces, which I refuse to acknowledge by name, have recently used paragliders during a massive terror raid.

https://www.twz.com/air/marine-speci...tampa-showcase

What role do you see paragliders playing in T2k? Have you ever included them in a campaign that you've run, or encountered/used them as a PC? Anyone have practical, first-hand, IRL experience with paragliders?

I might eventually merge this thread with one focusing on Ultralights.

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Airlords of the Ozarks perhaps?

I have a little difficulty with this one. How do they launch? In T2K they likely couldn't jump out of a plane. So are they jumping off a cliff to glide down? I can see the stealth angle, but they'd also be giving up the high ground.

I like that they are silent and don't use fuel. But at the moment, i can't see how they'd launch. Or be in enough numbers (say 10 for a raiding party?) to be effective.
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Airlords of the Ozarks perhaps?

I have a little difficulty with this one. How do they launch? In T2K they likely couldn't jump out of a plane. So are they jumping off a cliff to glide down? I can see the stealth angle, but they'd also be giving up the high ground.

I like that they are silent and don't use fuel. But at the moment, i can't see how they'd launch. Or be in enough numbers (say 10 for a raiding party?) to be effective.
Not hang-gliders. Paragliders (click the link in the OP for pics) are essentially parachutes propelled by a small motor (IIRC, the original paragliders used lawnmower motors). One wouldn't need an airplane or a cliff to take off, and they are only silent if the "pilot" turns off the engine in flight.

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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...--Rooks-Gambit
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...ula-Sourcebook
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product...nia-Sourcebook
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https://preview.drivethrurpg.com/en/...-waters-module
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