Low Altitude Low Opening (LALO)

For A Low Altitude Low Opening or LALO insertion parachute skills are required. This can be a very dangerous insertion technique. It is only different from a normal airborne drop in that the aircraft flies at a low altitude of about 160 to 200 metres. Due to the falling and rate of descent, if the main chute fails, there is no time to deploy a reserve chute. The skill rolls, results of failures, and critical failures are the same as for an airborne insertion. This insertion method is used when the paratroops have a better than average chance of being fired at during their descent. The logic being the lower the altitude of the drop then the less time hanging in the air and thus, less time to be helplessly shot at.

The LALO insertion technique was developed during World War II for parachute drops on a possible hot drop zone.

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