Osama bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011. The operation that was carried out is now revealed to be Operation Neptune Spear, and the elite Navy SEAL team responsible for the absolute success was the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DevGru aka SEAL Team Six). DevGru was ferried into Pakistan by the US Army’s 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (SOAR) in a group of helicopters that appear to have included advanced BlackHawk variants and Chinooks.
This post is about the upcoming Soldier Story 1/6 SEAL Team VI - Operation Neptune's Spear 12-inch figure and it's about as near to the real thing as you are going to get. The loadout and gear is awesome (to say the least) and the accuracy and attention to details are mind boggling. This has to be the most modern and up-to-date Special Forces trooper currently operating in the real world, and I'm liking all of it :)
This Soldier Story 1/6 SEAL Team VI - Operation Neptune's Spear 12-inch figure will come with AOR1 FAST Ballistic High Cut HELMET, L4G24 NVG Mount, Modular Personal Lighting System, NSW Helmet Ballast, Helmet HD Camcorder, Monster Dog Sunglasses, C4OPS Radio System: In Ear Headset with Quick DISCONNECT Male Connector + Micro C4OPS Control Box + Dual Wireless PTT with Picatinny Rail Attachment Remote Control Channel and Volume of the Radio + Radio Cable Adapters, PRC-148 Radio, Functional Radio Antenna Extension Cable Set, Concealed Backup Knife, Carabiner, Light sticks x 6, Handcuffs x 2, Hydration tube, Watch, GPS, MS2000 Strobe light, S2 Body, Leg kit, Bare feet short connected x 1 pair
AOR stands for “Area Of Responsibility” – in this case meaning either desert / arid terrain regions (AOR 1), or temperate / tropical forested terrain regions (AOR 2). And the AOR Camouflage pattern is the same digital pixelated pattern used for the NWU, MARPAT, UCP (ACU) and CADPAT camouflage patterns. It is only be used by the US Navy – and Naval Special Warfare personnel in particular. AOR patterns supposedly have the inclusion of the Navy’s Anchor-Constitution - Eagle logo, and they are now part of the Navy Working Uniform system.
Weapons include: MK12 MOD1 Special Purpose Rifle with Scope, Front & rear sight, Silencer, Push-button swivel & MWS Forend rail mount, AN/PEQ-15, AN/PVS-22 Night Vision Scope, M3 15-23CM Tripod, Grip, RAS Raid covers X 5, P-Mag X 3+1, 20-Round Magazine x 2, rifle sling, AOR1 Painted HK 416 Rifle, AOR1 Painted M4 Magazine x 1, 553 Red dot sight, M4 Mag x 3, P226 Pistol, Pistol magazine x 1+1, M67 Grenade x 2, MK141 MOD0 Flashbang x 2
AOR1 Navy custom combat shirt, AOR1 Navy custom comat pants, B9 Fancy stitched belt, AOR1 GEN III 6094 Plate carrier, AOR1 Admin pouch, AOR1 Single mag pouch, AOR1 Double mag pouch, AOR1 Single fragmentation grenade pouch x 2, AOR1 6015 Radio pouch, AOR1 Canteen pouch, AOR1 100-round 7.62mm pouch, AOR1 Modular assault pack, Fabric tube, Coyote Tan 2645C Mag pouch, Coyote Tan 0250F Belt pouch, BK Knife pouch, BK 0758B Belt loop pistol lanyard, OD 2367F Safety lanyard, BK Playmaker wrist coach, Coyote Tan 2626B GPS Pouch, Velcro tourniquet, "M" gloves, Breeze GTX Boots, Patches
The paint job on the HK416 is in line with pictures taken from a NRA magazine of current SEAL gear and weapons where the helmet, rifle and all other gear were painted in AOR1.
ToysCity only recently released preview prototype pictures of their version of the JSOC T1 Special Mission Unit - Ops Geronimo Hunting Down 12-inch military figure and 1/6 scale dog set (see the pictures HERE).
MAY 2, 2011: Osama Bin Laden is DEAD! Good Riddance
MAY 3, 2011: SEAL Team 6: The Ones Resonsible For Osama Bin Laden's Demise (As of this posting, this entry has garnered 4624 hits since then)
An even earlier post Very Hot 1/6 scale CIA (Afghanistan) Uniform Set (December 13, 2009) has amassed 9579 hits / page loads / views. I find these stats fascinating :)