Friday, November 4, 2011

Veryhot 1/6 USMC Barrett M82 Sniper uniform set Preview

Remember what I said in the previous post about Very Hot being a sniper company, going sniper crazy and just releasing every type of 1/6 scale sniper there is? Well, I wasn't kidding :) Very Hot is not just releasing one more sniper to the earlier ones they have already shown us, they are releasing TWO more sniper 12-inch figures.

This upcoming Very Hot USMC Sniper uniform set is of a USMC Marine sniper wearing the Desert MARPAT utility uniform (MCCUU) and will come with a camouflaged .50 cal Barrett Sniper Rifle, and is outfitted in coyote brown gear.

As with all of VeryHot uniform sets, NO 1/6 head sculpt or 12-inch figure body will accompany this uniform set. The pictures released with figure are just to show off the uniform and sniper kit and how the outfit looks on the figure so don't expect any BODY when you purchase this VeryHot USMC Barrett M82 Sniper uniform set.

Unlike MultiCam which is a single camouflage pattern designed to help the wearer hide in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions – It is a 7-color, multi-environment camouflage pattern developed by Crye Associates in conjunction with U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (also known as U.S Army Natick labs) – the Marine's MARPAT camouflage has to be switched when operating in different environments, hence the need for desert MARPAT as well as Woodland MARPAT.

The M82 is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic anti-materiel rifle developed by the American Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company. A heavy SASR (Special Application Scoped Rifle), it is used by many units and armies around the world. It is also called the "Light Fifty" for its .50 caliber BMG (12.7 mm) chambering.

Ronnie Barrett began his work in the early 1980s and the first working rifles were available in 1982, hence the designation M82. The first conventional military success was the sale of about 100 M82A1 rifles to the Swedish Army in 1989. Major success followed in 1990, when the United States armed forces purchased significant numbers of the M82A1 during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Kuwait and Iraq.

About 125 rifles were initially bought by the United States Marine Corps, and orders from Army and Air Force soon followed. The M82A1 is known by the US military as the SASR—"Special Applications Scoped Rifle", and it was and still is used as an anti-materiel rifle and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) tool.

The long effective range, over 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) (1.1 miles), along with high energy and availability of highly effective ammunition such as API and Raufoss Mk 211, allows for effective operations against targets like radar cabins, trucks, parked aircraft and the like. The M82 can also be used to defeat human targets from standoff range or against targets behind cover.

The latest derivative of the M82 family is the M82A1M rifle, adopted by U.S. Marine Corps as the M82A3 SASR and bought in large numbers. This rifle differs from M82A1 in that it has a full length Picatinny rail that allows a wide variety of scopes and sighting devices to be mounted on the rifle. Other changes are the addition of a rear monopod, slightly lightened mechanism, and detachable bipod and muzzle brake.

This has to be one of the oddest "modern" holsters I've ever come across in 1/6 scale (see picture below). The holster looks like it's from a time long forgotten i.e. World War I to World War II era. Not even sure if they still carry these type of holsters out in the field ;p

You can pre-order this item at TFH. Just click on the link to bring you to the site :)


One Shot said...

As always...looks better in the pictures than it will in person. But nonetheless it's still a pretty cool looking set. And you know me Alex, I would have that set outside for some pictures! one Shot style huh?

alex teo said...

VeryHot still hasn't given collectors confidence in their products ;p but I know you'll make the product look GREAT in your outdoor shots :)

One Shot said...

do you think VHT hears the complaints or pleas from the 1:6 community? or like most other companies as long as they sell out of the initial run...who really cares right? I mean if VHT has heard the complaints but has yet to address these concerns then they really do not care about growing as a company don't you think? They have the right idea, they just need better QC on their products huh?

alex teo said...

if only VH listened. for them, as long as they keep pushing stuff out and it gets sold, they're happy ;p