To date, this is the largest load that was airdropped in Afghanistan.
Prior to this drop, the largest load dropped in Afghanistan was a 16,000 pound all-terrain fork lift.
“Today we air dropped a 16-foot platform carrying an all-terrain forklift. It is one of six platforms ever dropped in theater,” said 1st Lt. Chelsea Craig, the 11th Quartermaster Detachment commander. “It is the first forklift dropped in theater and weighing in excess of 15,000 pounds, it is the heaviest platform ever dropped.”