ФСБ Альфа (FSB Alfa) K9 Handler, N. Caucasus 2012

Here’s my spin on the classic Gorka spetsnaz operator…

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. It is a dedicated counter-terrorism task force of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), which primarily prevents and responds to violent acts in public transportation and buildings. It was created by the Soviet KGB in 1974. (Wiki)

Yes, this is probably my 10th + FSB “A” figure. But I’m still not done! This one is representative of the 2008-2013 period, where FSB officers transitioned from the older Gorka/Altyn/SSO-SPOSN era of kit into the Multicam era. It’s pretty interesting to see the unique combinations of Russian and Western patterns in kit and camouflage, such as the increasing popularity of outerwear (like the rain/wind pants seen here) in the French CCE pattern. Additionally, I wanted to make use of my WMD (military working dog).

FSB Alpha K9 Handler - Loadout

Uniform / 1st Line

  • Boots - Asolo Fugitive GTX (TCT)
  • Top - SSO/SPOSN “Gorka P” (DAM)
  • Pants - French GI CCE pants (ES)
  • Gloves - Mechanix MPact, tan (DAM)
  • IFF - MTR/Alien IRT band, yellow (DAM)
  • Helmet - Rys-T, black (DAM)

2nd Line

  • PC - Bastion Defender 2 Low Profile, blue (DAM)
  • LBE - SRVV Suspenders LBE set, black (DAM)
  • TQ - Survcat TQ, black (DAM)
  • AK mags - 2x SSO/SPOSN “AKM 1-4”, black (MC)
  • Pistol mags - Techincom Army pistol pouch, black (DAM)
  • IFAK - ANA Quick-Release “Ammo” IFAK, OD (DAM)
  • Butt pouch - SRVV “3-Day” Crumbs pouch, black (DAM)
  • Hydration - Camelbak Pakteen 1.5L, black (VTS)
  • Patch - Russian GI “Alfa” patch, full colour (DAM)
  • Frag - SRVV Frag, black (DAM)
  • GP / dog treats - SRVV “Android/iPhone” pouch, black (DAM)
  • Holster - SSO/SPOSN “Vector”, “Assault” platform, 1x “Wick” MT pouch, black (DAM + MC)
  • Multitool - Gerber standard, black (PH)

K9

  • Harness - Redline Tactical K9 Tactical Ops, black (SS)
  • IFF - 2x Mordor Tac “Flash”, yellow (DAM + DIY)
  • WMD - Belgian Malinois/GSD (SS)
  • Muzzle - generic leather muzzle (SS)

Weapons

  • Pistol - Glock 17 (DAM)
  • Rifle - AK-101, Zenitco stock + fore-end + FG, SRVV sling, USGI visible laser (DAM)

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Another nice bash. Your loosing touch though, no bio on the dog :wink:

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Haha you got me there! Next time for sure :wink:

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I particularly like the poses with the dog at ready but between his handler’s knees. I’m not familiar with war dog handling, but many regular canines seem comfortable positioned just so.
Altogether, a most satisfying set of figures.

One of your best! Always loved this helmet.

Got me to class again mate, top job as always :+1:

Thanks all! Murakami, it’s something I saw in a Marine Corps documentary. It seems like it keeps them close and protected during combat, and keeps them from getting showered with hot brass. I do hope they get ear protection though…

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