Those Crazy Russians Use Retrorockets to Slow Down Tanks Dropped From Planes You know what looks like a lot of fun? Dropping Soviet T-80 battle tanks from huge Soviet cargo planes, using both a parachute and retro-rockets to slow them down just before they land safely on Earth. Don’t believe me? Watch.

Apparently, the Soviets are the only ones who this technique. I wonder if the landings are soft enough to drop the tanks with their full crew inside. [Thanks Karl!]

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