Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Who do you think is the best special forces unit? I mean people such as Delta Force, The Navy SEALs, The SAS or SBS. I think the SAS are the best as only the absolute best are picked from the British army and the selection course is probably the toughest in the world. To be selected for the SAS, you must endure months on end in the wet conditions on the Breacon Beacons in Wales, the Munroes of Scotland, the Rainforests in Indonesia, the vast planes of snow in the Arctic Circle and the Deserts of Namibia. I don't know about the other special forces and whether they have as tough a selection course as the SAS do, so I may be wrong to say that the SAS are the toughest fighting unit in the world. I would like peoples opinions. A few facts about the SAS: The SAS do not use the SA80 like the regular British Army, but the M16 A2 used by the US Army. This is because the tasks the SAS mean the M16 is more suited to the role. The SAS also use the "Minime" Machinegun for Suppression. The SAS was formed during the Second World War for missions in North Africa where the Desert Rats (General Montgomery) were fighting the Afrika Corps (General Rommel). 80% of the SAS's members are Scots (people from Scotland) because they are hard bastards. Females are not accepted into the SAS as they are termed physically not strong enough for the loads members have to carry for prolonged periods. SAS stands for Special Air Service because the SAS specialise, among others, in Air Inserts - either HAHO or HALO. Memebers must make 3 successful jumps from high altitude to pass selection. SAS Members, once fully accepted, are allowed to specialise in one of the following: Air Troop, Boat Troop, Mobility Troop or Climbing Troop. Air Troop specialised in Air Inserts, perfecting parachute jumps. Boat Troop specialise in Sea Insertion, with the use of silent boats. Boat Troops perfect their swimming technique. Mobility Troop specialise in Vehicular insertions and weapons training. Mobility Troop learn expert off-road driving aswell as how to use a large veriety of weaponry. Climbing Troop specialise in Ascending and Descending Cliff and Rock for fast Absailing entry. They perfect their absailing technique. All four Troops combine to offer an almost un-counterable attack. Well I hope you have enjoyed the little facts. Please give your opinions.
i would agree with you - SAS, but delta force comes in second
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
My favourite is the SSG (Särskilda Skydds Gruppen/Special protection group)
Sweden's stated policy of neutrality does not guarantee its immunity from the scourge of international terrorism. To deal with this potential threat the Swedish government maintains a variety of specialized, and high classified military and paramilitary units. One of these units was recently raised within the armed forces. The unit operates under the designation of the Special Protection Group or SSG, and is the Swedish equivalent of the US Combat Applications Group (Delta), or British SAS. Little information has been released on the units activities, selection, or training, since it was announced that the unit had been formed. The Swedish military keeps very tight control over any information about the units status, requiring all current and former unit personnel to sign statements that prevent them from revealing any information. What is known about the unit is that it was raised in the early 1990's, and recruits only from professional military officers who have served several years on active status. Recruits are primarily drawn from Sweden's elite Ranger units, or other units with specialized training. It has also been rumored that the unit is not training in conducting operations outside of Sweden. The unit is tasked with conducting direct action missions, protecting vital installations from attack, conducting POW recovery missions, and providing protective service details to the armed forces Supreme Commander, and other high ranking military officials. In addition to the Ranger training that most unit members have already received, new unit members receive training in static line parachuting, HAHO and HALO parachuting, combat diving and small boat operations, explosives handling, advanced marksmanship, close quarters combat, sniping, and VIP protection. All unit members achieve the small basic skill level before being assigned to a specialization with in the unit. Once assigned to the unit each new unit member is then required to specialize in a skill such as conducting HAHO/HALO ops, combat diving, specialized weapons and sniping, explosives, communications, or combat medicine. SSG has access to virtually any weapon in the Swedish arsenal. They can be transported anywhere in Sweden by Swedish military aircraft. Ground transport is provided by a variety of vehicles, and naval craft provide support for any potential maritime operations
Thier equipment is:
Ak-5 in different versions:
Ksp-90 (AKA FN-Minimi)
AG 90 (AKA Barrett M82A1)
Main transportation helicopter:
Main transportation boat:
Main ground transportation:
+Almost everything else in the Swedish Armoured Forces
They're hardcore, the best of the best.
Read more about Sweden's SoF units here (Ugly site but inresting reading if you're interessed in SoF units)
I take what n0e says way too seriously
25th August 2003
the cow force is by far the best
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
evildude41the cow force is by far the best
Thanks for your serious and intelligent reply :thatsgreat:.
Delta Force. We're all patriotic so we'll pick our own country's spec ops..
Delta force and the Navy seals are second only to the SAS.
Here is another fact. The SAS shoot to kill, you can't surrender if they are after you, you are dead either way. They don't take any prisoners in other words.
Are Rangers actually 'special forces', or are they just very well trained infantry?
7th March 2003
Jægerkorpset (the Hunter Corps) the danish special forces are generally regarded as one of the world's best units.
Kinda funny, cuz every country says that their Spec Ops are among the best in the world.. EXCEPT the US. The US just says that they are #1.