Saturday, November 17, 2007

Aliens (1986): Corporal Dwayne Hicks USCM

The wonderful thing about Aliens for me were the United States Colonial Marines (USCM) with their warship the USS Sulaco, dropship, APC and so called sci-fi weapons of AD2179 which still used rounds (?!!). The marines were armed to the teeth but the firefight was one-sided with them being swarmed in the nuclear-powered atmosphere-processing station and had to rely on Ripley to rescue them.

Hicks is geared from head to toe with M10 pattern ballistic helmet, USCM 'warm, temperate' BDUs, M3 armor vest, helmet mounted sight with microphone stalk, shoulder lamp, motion tracker, hand welder and armed with the M41A Pulse Rifle (made from a Thompson SMG with an attached fore end from a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun), a Remington 12 Gauge Model 870P Shotgun, M4A3 pistol and combat knife.

The M41A fires 10x24mm caseless ammunition and has a maximum capacity of 99 rounds.

Close-up of helmet with passive infrared sight which flips down over the right eye and acts as a Heads Up Display.

Close-up of Motion Tracker

Close-up of back with shoulder lamp and Remington 12 Gauge Model 870P Shotgun in holster

Another member of the team is Vasquez (Smart Gunner)

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