Now here's a pattern that never goes out of style - BLACK! (In reference to my previous post about the Woodlands camouflage pattern)
This was the first 1/6 scale military figure in the Medicom Cro-Magnon MSFS (Medicom Special Forces Series): the SAS (Special Air Service), released in 2000. The SAS gained fame and recognition worldwide after the Iranian Embassy Storming (or Operation Nimrod) in May 1980 was played out in front of the media and broadcast to the world.
Iranian Arab separatists had taken over the Iranian embassy in London. The siege was ended when the Special Air Service (SAS) stormed the building and rescued 19 of 26 hostages (5 hostages had been released prior to the raid, 1 hostage was killed during the assault and 1 hostage had been executed prior to the assault). 5 separatists were killed and 1 was captured. The last surviving gunman had posed as a hostage and was escorted outside the embassy. There, a real hostage quickly identified him as one of the attackers. One SAS soldier was allegedly about to take him back into the building to be shot. The soldier was prevented from doing so when it was pointed out that the world's media were watching.
This 1/6 Medicom Cro-Magnon SAS operator from the Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) wing of the SAS came dressed in Assault Suit (with trunks), balaclava, SF10 Respirator with removable flash-resistant protective lens (Dark Lenses), CT100E electronic ear defender headset with earphone (Audio Harness), AC100/1 composite helmet, Level-2 flak vest (body armor), black suede Quick Reaction Vest (assault vest), SAS dagger in sheath, Flashbang grenades, Rappelling Gloves, Diver's Watch, Browning HP Mk III semi-automatic handgun with drop-down holster, two extra pistol magazines in double magazine pouch, MP5 Triple Magazine Pouch with extra magazines, H&K MP5K SMG with double-clip magazine, Suppressor and Telescopic Stock, and Assault Boots (with socks).
SF10 Respirator (with removable flash-resistant protective lens) connected to PTT (Push To Talk) switch for radio communication (audio harness)
MP5 triple magazine pouch with extra MP5 magazines and nicely detailed assault boots
The well produced H&K (Heckler & Koch) MP5K SMG with double-clip magazine and Telescopic Stock
This was a more modern SAS Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) operator. Action Man had released 1/6 scale 12-inch SAS operators from the May 1980 seige back in the 1980s after the successful assault. I'd posted about them HERE.
And Kubrick had issued the 1980s SAS counter-terrorist team with their modified SAS assault Landrover (pictures HERE)