Here is my take on the Pelican case. When we arrived in Mazar e Sharif via C17, we had to unload the aircraft. While doing so, my Pelican case, containing my laptop, fell from the loading ramp of the aircraft. If you know the value of a computer while downrange, you know how scared I was that it was over. I thought for sure I would need another computer to keep me entertained while I had downtime. With no way to replace it at the time, I was truly scared the machine would not work once we got to our ultimate destination out in the wood at a COP (Combat Out-post). Well the story goes, no damage to any of the contents and everything was safe and sound. A fall from 8 feet or so, and it was safe!