Thursday, November 3, 2011

Veryhot 1/6 USMC M40A3 Sniper uniform set Preview

Very Hot might as well be called a company of snipers, i.e. 1/6 scale snipers ;p Very Hot really seems to be on a Sniper frenzy. Last month, they announced the early Iraqi War era USMC Scout Sniper uniform set, and the Tactical Concealment inspired Army Sniper uniform set, complete with CheyTac Intervention 200 Sniper Rifle.

Not having enough of snipers, they are now back to showing some love for the United States Marine Corps, with their USMC Scout Sniper Uniform and Kit Set in Woodland MARPAT utility uniform, complete with bergen and M40A3.

The US Army have their ACU and MultiCam while the USMC have their MARPAT (MARine PATtern) MCCUU (Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform). In fact, the Marines were the ones who were already putting on digital camouflage in 2002. When the uniforms were first introduced, Dragon Models Limited wasted no time in producing 1/6 scaled MARPAT MCCUU and the first of these was the USMC LRRP "John" in 2002. He came fully decked with his USMC MOLLE (MOdular Lightweight Load-bearing Equipment) which consisted of his FLC (Fighting Load Carrier) along with his main rucksack secured to a lightweight frame together with his sleeping mat and additional pouches. Check out my post HERE for a look at this stunning figure that was ahead of its time :)

The M40 is a bolt-action sniper rifle used by the United States Marine Corps. It has had four variants—the M40, M40A1, M40A3, and M40A5. The M40 was introduced in 1966. The changeover to the A1 model was completed in the 1970s, the A3 in the 2000s, and the A5 in 2009.

Each M40 is built from a Remington 700 bolt-action rifle, and is modified by USMC armorers at Marine Corps Base Quantico, using components from a number of suppliers. The M40 has always been based on the proven Remington 700 Short Action with .308 bolt face and this is no different in the M40A3.

All service M40A3s are based upon the A4 Tactical Riflestock, a high-quality benchrest-style fiberglass riflestock made by McMillan Fiberglass Stocks and cast molded in an OD Green color.

One bipod stud is located on the underside of the forearm. The M40A3s use a 6–9" Harris notched swivel type bipod with a KMW podlock.

Almost all snipers carry sidearms for when things get bad and Marine snipers are no different. The Beretta M9 Pistol is a standard USMC sidearm while the MEU(SOC) .45 pistol is issued to MEU (SOC) forces.

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


One Shot said...

I'm all over this one as well. Man do I have some terrain for this guy! I could snap 50 shots off before I came up for breath! I think VHT should send me suits and i could do "action shots" for them! LOL!

alex teo said...

You should write to them :) maybe they would CHEERS

Anonymous said...

VHT has really come a long way..nice figure.

alex teo said...

looks that way :) yet to see the finished product

Anonymous said...

personaly i think soldier story should make a sniper in a ghilie with m40a5. Just sayin