The Special Duties Unit (Abbreviation: SDU; Chinese: 特別任務連, nicknamed Flying Tigers 飛虎隊) is an elite paramilitary police Special Forces unit of the Hong Kong Police. Established in July 1974, it is a sub-division of the Police Tactical Unit (PTU). Its primary functions include counter-terrorism, anti-narcotic raids, hostage rescue and other crimes (usually involving firearms) which are deemed too dangerous for local police to handle. The unit holds regular training exercises with similar units from around the world and used to be trained by the British SAS before the handover of Hong Kong to China.
Very Hot will be releasing a three-figure SDU series for those who'd missed out on the earlier releases due to joining the 1/6 hobby after all these had been snapped up by eager new collectors.
The SDU became well known in 1994 when the Hong Kong movie "Final Option" was released. This was followed by "First Option" and "New Option", a series of movies starring Michael Wong as the brash troop leader of a SDU platoon.