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Two Point Entry / Exit

Full Circle Dismount

Infantry team using full circle dismount from a two point aircraft.

Infantry team using full circle dismount from a two point aircraft.

As demonstrated above, here are a few pointers to remember with a two point exit:

  1. Each team is split into two colours / sides by the section leader, which dictates the side of the aircraft you dismount from (commonly, red = right)
  2. Each team dismounts man by man, and starting from the tail, forms a half circle each on their side of the aircraft.
  3. Maintain spacing between team members at all times in the landing zone – dismounting from an aircraft is no different to any other infantry formation in this regard.
  4. The size of the circle depends on other factors such as whether or not the aircraft is remaining after dismount to load further units, or offload supplies etc.

 

The following video demonstrates a rapid full circle dismount. The key differences between a rapid dismount and a normal dismount:

  1. There is a suspected / known immediate threat to the aircraft, and troops must dismount immediately.
  2. Teams still dismount on their respective sides, however they all dismount instantly, then form their arcs instead of forming in order from the tail.

 

Direct Line Dismount

Infantry team using direct line dismount from a two point aircraft.

Infantry team using direct line dismount from a two point aircraft.

As demonstrated above, here are a few pointers to remember with a direct line / fast exit:

  1. The team members still dismount from their respect sides in a direct line to the closest hard cover available.
  2. At the SL / Pilots direction, teams can use one side over the other, however utilising two points is recommended as it allows for less bunching / grouping on one side of the aircraft.
  3. The dismount is fast, and clears the LZ as fast as possible of all infantry.
  4. Be smart when heading for cover – try and avoid clustering entire sections around limited cover.