Friday, February 20, 2015

Check out KGB Hobby (KGB-004) 1/6 scale Moscow OMON Police outfit set for 12-inch figure

OMON ((Russian: ОМОН—Отряд мобильный особого назначения, Otryad Mobilny Osobogo Naznacheniya, Special Purpose Mobile Unit) originated in 1979, when the first Soviet SWAT-like police unit was founded in preparation for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to ensure that there were no terrorist incidents like the Munich massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics. Subsequently, the unit was to be utilized in emergencies such as high-risk arrests, hostage crises and acts of terror.

The current OMON system is the successor of that group and was founded on October 3, 1988 as the Militsiya Squad of Special Assignment, initially in Moscow. Special police detachments were often manned by former soldiers of the Soviet Army and veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. OMON units were used as riot police to control and stop demonstrations and hooliganism, as well as to respond to emergency situations involving violent crime. The units later took on a wider range of police duties, including cordon and street patrol actions, and even paramilitary and military-style operations.

KGB Hobby (KGB-004) 1/6 scale Moscow OMON Police 12-inch action figure (body & head sculpt not included) features: ANA ‘Snow’ P-51 09 Winter jacket (KAMYSH urban pattern), ANA winter dungarees, ANA V-95 tactical vest, fur hat, MVD hat badge, black polo-neck sweater, grey gloves, Faradei leather boots, black leather belt, NPO-SM ‘Pus-1’ baton, NPO-SM ‘Pus-1’ baton belt holder

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