The Special Duties Unit (Abbreviation: SDU; Chinese: 特別任務連, nicknamed Flying Tigers 飛虎隊) is an elite paramilitary tactical unit of the Hong Kong Police Force. Established in July 1974, it is a sub-division of the Police Tactical Unit (PTU). Its primary functions include counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and dealing with crimes (usually involving firearms) which are considered too dangerous for regular police to handle. The unit was formerly trained by the British SAS before the handover of Hong Kong to China.
Soldier Story 1/6th scale " SPECIAL DUTIES UNIT (Assault Leader)" 12-inch figure will come with the following: HEADGEAR - MICH2000 helmet, COT NVM-14 NVG helmet mount system (metal plating), MSA supreme Pro IV headset, ESS NVG goggles, Black tactical Hood; HEADSCULPT - Modern Special Duties Unit police life-like head sculpt; BODY - S2.5 BODY, Bare Hand (1 Pair), Bendable Hands (1 Pair), Bare Feet (1 Pair); UNIFORM - Nomex overall assault suit, Black T-shirt, Hatch knee pads (1 pair, sewing), Tactical rappel gloves (1 pair, sewing), GSG-9 (3.0) Assault boots (1 pair, sewing). TAC GEAR - Releasable Assault Vest (Body armor system), Foam shoulder pads (1 pair), Molle G36 single open magazine pouch x 3, Molle Admin panel, Molle Medic pouch, Molle Radio pouch, Molle Canteen pouch (utility pouch), Molle OC aerosol pouch, Molle small utility pouch, Molle drop leg panel, Molle 5.56 double magazine pouch, Molle 9mm double magazine pouch, Baton pouch, PA System gas mask pouch, Assault seat harness, Tactical rappel rope bag (attach on the leg), Tactical Rappelling rope, Belt loop safety lock, Avon FM-12 gas mask with Gas mask filter, Expandable Baton (metal), Cable tie x 2, G-Shock watch, Carabiner, Climbing ring, Figure 9 Carabiner, Rescue Figure 8 Ring
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WEAPON - G17 9mm pistol, G17 9mm 17-rd magazine x 3, G17 Pistol safety lanyard, M3X Tactical light (attach to G17 pistol), Model 6004 Tactical holster with light | G36KV assault rifle, G36 Top rail, G36 rear and front sights, G36 5.56 Magazine x 4, Harris bipods (short), Leupold mk4 CQT rifle scope, G36 Tactical sling | M870 folding stock with tactical fore-end light & breacher muzzle (metal parts), Shotshell x 6, M870 Bungee sling, MK13 Mod 0 BTV-EL Flash Bang x 2, N225 Tear gas grenade x 2, MK-4 Stream OC aerosol, MKIII assault knife & sheath
PATCH SET - SDU subdued embroidered patch with hook velcro, SDU 40th Anniversary embroidered patch with hook velcro
COMMUNICATION - Motorola MTS tactical radio, Motorola MTS radio antenna, Motorola (TEMCO) Voice-reducer
The SDU has enjoyed quite the exposure in 1:6 scale, though not as much as the Navy SEALs but they were one of the first few special force units to be released as 12-inch action figures, all thanks to Dragon Models Limited (DML) more than 16 years ago. Check out my toy blog post HERE of the Dragon Models SDU team. Hot Toys caught on next and released their muscled bodies SDU duo (posted HERE and HERE). The muscle bodies didn't last - see "Hot Toys SDU all cracked up!" post HERE but thankfully, except for the body, all the parts could be saved. See "Hot Toys 1/6 SDU 12-inch Assaulter Figure Redo" pictures HERE.
Check out my post "1/6th scale S.W.A.T. 12-inch Action Figures - We really need more of them to form a bigger team!" HERE with lots of police guys in tactical gear.