Monday, September 15, 2008

US Navy SEAL Team 8 Boarding Unit by BBI

Yet another US Navy SEAL but this time, he's "SGT Trident" from BBI's Elite Force, released in 2004 and he's more updated than the VBSS team covered in the earlier posts. He wears MICH (Modular Integrated Communications Helmet) with NVG mounting bracket, tactical goggles, sunglasses, ComTac Tactical Headset with PTT (Push To Talk) switch connected to radio in pouch, three-color Desert Camouflage Uniform (DCU which was introduced in 1992 and replaced the six-color "chocolate-chip camouflage" - DCUs were still worn at the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and the 2003 invasion of Iraq but has since been replaced by various digital camouflage uniforms with Marines wearing MARPAT digital desert camouflage, Army wearing ACU and SEALs wearing a variety including desert tiger stripes), life vest, body armor with armor plates (x2), SEAL dive watch, Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Device (HABD) in pouch, P228 15-rd clip (x2) & 20-rd clip (x3) in pouches, IR-light sticks (x2), M4 magazines (x3) in pouches, carabiner with plastic ties (x4), SOE Rigger's belt with P228 pistol in holster, SOG SEAL pup knife with sheath, M4 CQB assault rifle with Aimpoint, AN/PEQ2 laser marker, knee pads and non-slip sneakers.

Head sculpt's supposed to be Brad Pitt - he has looked better

You can make out his 5 LED light, push dagger, PTT switch, spare pistol clips, watch and HABD

The very detailed ComTac Tactical Headset which allows the wearer to hear ambient sounds, along with the capability to suppress gunshots and other high impact noises.

His HABD (Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Device) and radio in their respective pouches on his back so as not to impede his movement

The Jolly Roger (Skull and Crossbones), once a symbol used by pirates but now adopted by the SEALs as a unit identification insignia - how times have changed

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