FBI x ФСБ (FSB) - HRT and Alpha Officers, 2020

Hey all, here’s a duo I’ve been working on for a bit. The goal here is to compare and contrast operators from American and Russian Tier 1 units with a domestic focus: FBI HRT and FSB Alpha.

The Hostage Rescue Team ( HRT ) is the elite tactical unit of the American Federal Bureau of (FBI). The HRT was formed to provide a full-time, federal law enforcement tactical capability to respond to major terrorist incidents throughout the United States. Today, the HRT performs a number of tactical law enforcement and national security functions in high-risk environments and conditions and has deployed overseas. (Wiki) Their motto, Servare Vitas, means “to save lives”.

Spetsgruppa “A”, also known as Alpha Group (a popular English name), or Alfa, whose official name is Directorate “A” of the FSB Special Purpose Center (TsSN FSB) (Russian: Спецназ ФСБ “Альфа”), is an elite, stand-alone sub-unit of Russia’s special forces. (Wiki) Like the FBI’s HRT, Alpha has extensive combat experience domestically (in the Northern Caucasus and elsewhere) as well as overseas.

The two units are often regarded as direct counterparts, although in Russia the line between law enforcement and military is much less defined.

LOADOUTS


FBI HRT Officer

Uniform

  • Boots - Lowa Zephyr Mid TF, tan (DAM)
  • Uniform - Crye GEN II, modded knee caps, cut sleeves, MC (SS)
  • NTS - Under Armour UA Tech shirt, OD (DAM)
  • Gloves - Mechanix MPact, tan (DAM)
  • Patches - 2x US IR flags, 1x CS “A2” (DAM + ES)
  • Bucket - Ops-Core FAST (?), S&S Precision V-Lite, FP cover, MC (DAM)
  • NODs - GPNVG-18, battery, tan (DAM)

1st Line

  • Belt - Ronin Tactics Shūto belt (modded), MC (DAM)
  • Holster - Safariland 6354DO, MC (ES)
  • TQs - NAR Tourniquets 2x (DAM)
  • Pistol mags - ESSTac Pistol Kywi, MC (SS)
  • Dump - BlackHawk! S.T.R.I.K.E Folding Dump Pouch, MC (ES)
  • IFAK - LBT 9022 Blow-Out, MC (DAM)
  • Multitool - Gerber tool pouch, black (PH)

2nd Line

  • PC - Crye AVS (minus skeletal C-bund), MC (DAM)
  • Comms - Harris AN/PRC-152, PTT, Comtac headset (DAM + ES)
  • Front - Crye AVS front panel, MC (ES + custom)
  • Pistol mags - Blue Force Gear Pistol mag pouch, MC (DAM)
  • GP - Tac Tailor FL Mag pouch, MC (SS)
  • Patch - 2x “FBI” patch, MC/Full colour (DAM)

Weapons
Sidearm - Glock 17 (SS)
Rifle - Colt AR15 w/ Troy Alpha Rail, camo (PH + DAM)

  • Optic - EOTech XPS, tan (ES)
  • PEQ - Insight PEQ-15 + pressure pad, camo (DAM)
  • Sling - Ferro Concepts Slingster, MC (ES)
  • Stock - Magpul CTR, grey (DAM)
  • Light - Surefire Scout light, gold (ES)


FSB Alpha Officer

Uniform

  • Boots - ASOLO Fugitive GTX (TCT)
  • Uniform - FormTex “Special Combat Summer Suit” (G3 ripoff), MC (DAM)
  • Gloves - Mechanix MPACT, original (DAM)
  • Patches - “FSB” + Russian flag, full colour (DAM)
  • IFF - MTR/Alien small IRT patches, 2x (DAM + custom)
  • Face cover - VOIN X Balaclava, MC (SS)
  • Bucket - LSHZ-1+ w/ FORT Cover, NOD battery pack, Surefire HL1 (DAM)
  • Comms - Comtac PELTORs w/ Arc rail adaptors, OD (DAM)

1st Line

  • Belt - SRVV “Warbelt” w/ suspenders, ATACS FG (DAM)
  • Mags - HSGI rifle + pistol TACO x2, MC (ES)
  • Dump - SRVV “Dump Compact”, MC (SS)
  • IFAK - WarTech “AIM” UP-106, MC + flag (SS + DAM)
  • Mask - Techincom “PKM” pouch, MC (DAM)
  • Holster - Crye GunClip, tan (SS)

2nd Line

  • PC - Ars Arma “JPC”, MC (ES)
  • Front - Triple FORT Bastion, MC (custom)
  • Comms - SRVV radio pouch, VX600 radio, MC (SS + DAM)
  • GP - Tac Tailor Gerber, MC (SS)
  • Back - Techincom “Hydrator”, MC (ES)
  • Patches - “Russia” + “FSB Alpha” patch, subdued + full colour (DAM)

Weapons
Sidearm - Glock 17 (ES)

  • Gun - Izhmash AK-105 (DAM)
  • Stock - VS-44 adaptor (HT)
  • Optic - EOTech XPS (DAM)
  • Fore-end - Zenitco B30 / B31M (DAM)
  • Dust cover - Zenitco B33 Receiver cover (DAM)
  • PEQ - Insight AN/PEQ 15 (ES)
  • Light - Zenit light (DAM)
  • Sling - SRVV sling (DAM)
  • Muzzle - DTK Muzzle Break (DAM)

FBI HRT

FSB Alpha

JOINT OPS

REFERENCE, FBI

**REFERENCE, ALPHA **

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Both look amazing, not much more to say really. :smiley:

Thanks man! My photography setup remains the weakest link I think…

Nah, your photos look good. If anything use the tutorial that was posted a couple weeks back.

Great figures! :+1: And a fantastic duo! Love it every time to look at your work.

How did you manage to insert the tourniquet into the pant’s front pocket of the FBI like this?

Thanks guys.

chpo, I have to admit I cut the end of the TQ off and glued it in place. The Gen 2’s are so old and beaten up that I’m okay hacking them up and glueing things onto them at this point. Had to get that signature HRT look.

Hi boys,
Canuck, what headsculpt have you used for the HRT FBI bash? It looks real good with that Fast Helmet.

Best.

Thanks!

It’s from DAMTOYS 78040 DEVGRU K9 Handler in Afghanistan. The HS is a little on the large side (leading to problems with helmets), and only sorta looks like Chris Pratt, but it’s pretty great for American kitbashes.