Wednesday, August 27, 2008

US Army Ranger NCO "Phil Gordon"

In 2001, Dragon released three US Army 75th Ranger Regiment soldiers, not enough to form a squad but with a few tweaks here and there to make each of them good on their own and great as a group. First up is "Phil" - he came with Kevlar PASGT helmet with Woodlands camouflage cover and mounting bracket for his AN/PVS-7 NVGs, Bolle T800 tactical goggles (these were the rage then), Ranger Body Armor (RBA), M81 Woodlands camouflage BDU, ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment - SBO for those of us who did NS in Singapore) Y-harness with ammo pouches, water canteens, M9 bayonet with scabbard, M9 pistol in drop-down holster, Motorola Walkie-Talkie, elbow and knee pads, SOPMOD(Special Operations Perculiar Modification) M4A1 Carbine, M79 grenade launcher, 40mm HE (High Explosive) rounds, fragmentation grenades and boots. Replaced his M4 and M79 with a M4/M203 instead.

Dragon just couldn't get the PASGT/kevlar helmet done right!

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