Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Medicom Cro-Magnon MSFS 6 - Japan Special Assault Team (SAT)

Continued from previous post

The last 1/6 figure of the Medicom Cro-Magnon MSFS (Medicom Special Forces Series) was the Japan SAT (Special Assault Team).

The Special Assault Team (特殊急襲部隊 Tokushu Kyūshū Butai) is the official civilian counter-terrorist unit under the Japanese National Police Agency. On April 1, 1996, the Special Assault Team (SAT) was established after a year's training with the GSG 9, GIGN and the British SAS. The SAT are established within in the existing MPD (Metropolitan Police Department) and were created to deal with domestic hijackings, kidnapping, etc. by terrorist forces.

Currently there are roughly 200 members and they are much like their European counterparts as of duties, mainly dealing with domestic disturbances, as well as special operations.

The weapons listed include Assault Rifles (M4 Carbine - Used for CQC only and Howa Type 89) and Submachine Guns (Heckler & Koch MP5: The following models are used by the SAT - MP5A4, MP5A5, MP5SD4, MP5SD6 and MP5-J.

They are also equipped with a variety of Handguns and Revolvers such as the Glock 19, Heckler & Koch P9, Heckler & Koch USP 9, Nambu Model 60, Sig Sauer P226, Sig Sauer P228 and Smith and Wesson M3913 (Rumored to be in use by the Hokkaido SAT unit)

Their Support Items include Ballistic Helmet with full face shield, Ballistic Shield, Flashbang grenades, Night Vision Goggles as well as SAT Assault Vehicle with platform for sniping use. [ source: wiki ]

I especially liked the hidden holster at the back with the spare revolver

And the standard secondary weapon (usually 9mm pistol) in drop-down holster

Previously posted: Medicom Cro-Magnon MSFS (Medicom Special Forces Series) SAS (Special Air Service) CT (Counter Terrorist) operator

There was also the 1/6 scale Medicom Cro-Magnon GIGN (Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) posted HERE

1 comment:

desmond said...

The zip of the tactical vest is big..