JW GROM Breacher, Gdańsk 2012 (CBRN Kit)

Here’s another NATO 'bash I’ve been messing with for awhile

JW GROM (full name: Jednostka Wojskowa GROM Cichociemnych Spadochroniarzy Armii Krajowej, English: *Military Unit GROM named in honour of the “Silent Unseen” of the Home Army) is one of Poland’s 5 special missions units.The unit’s other name is Jednostka Wojskowa 2305 (Military Unit No. 2305). GROM operators gained the nickname of “The Surgeons” due to their extensive medical training and knowledge and their surgical ability to coordinate and execute special operations. The unit was formed in 1990 and modelled after NATO counterparts like Delta, JTF2 and the SAS, but traces its routes back to the Polish “Silent Unseen” force of WW2.

I’ve been meaning to kitbash a proper GROM CBRN operator for awhile, based off of a famous photoshoot the unit did some time ago. Although it’s an unmistakably Western unit (from an aesthetic standpoint), there are some unique identifiers: goggles on helmets, custom-made Polish “bunny suits” (for CBRN ops), and lots of ITW Fastmags. GROM seem to have been the earliest adopters of the Multicam pattern as well, having used the pattern in the mid 2010s after its initial rejection by USSOCOM.

GROM Breacher Loadout

Uniform

  • Footwear - Salomon XA Force Mid GTX, OD (ES)
  • CBRN suit - Polish SOF-issue chemsuit, blue/grey (DAM)
  • Gloves - BlackHawk! operator gloves, black (DAM)
  • Kneepad - Arc’teryx Knee Cap, tan (ES)
  • Respirator - British S10 gas mask, black (SS)
  • Helmet - Ops Core FAST, PELTOR Comtacs, tan/OD (ES + DAM)

1st Line

  • Warbelt - ATS Tactical Gear War Belt, ATACS (DAM)
  • Frag pouch - Tactical Tailor Frag, MC (DAM)
  • Dump - Tactical Tailor Roll-up Dump, MC (SS)
  • GP - Tactical Tailor Admin Pouch Enhanced, MC (DAM)
  • IFAK - Lightning X IFAK, OD (DAM)
  • Holster - SERPA USP, black (DAM)

2nd Line

  • PC - LBT 6094, MC (ES)
  • Mag pouch - Paraclete Single M4, OD (DAM)
  • Fast mags - 2x ITW Fastmag, grey (DAM)
  • TQ - NAR TQ, black (DAM)
  • Pistol mag - BlackHawk! SERPA USP Mag carrier, tan (SS)
  • Shotgun ammo - 5.11 12-round 12g ammo card, black (ES)
  • Shotgun holster - LBT shotgun catch, black (PH)
  • Comms - PELTOR PTT, camo (DAM)
  • Respirator pouch - Tactical Tailor SAW pouch, MC (ES)

Weapons

  • Pistol - H&K USP (DAM)
  • Rifle - H&K 416D, Trijicon ACOG + RMR, Magpul FG, Surefire light, PEQ 15

GROM Breacher

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A handsome figure, kudos for your work in creating him. I noticed GROM operators traveling in impressive company, in many early pictures of Allied ops in Iraq. Very solid types, earning those slots.

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Once again excellent bash, great information. He looks exactly like the reference photos top job mate :+1:

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Much appreciated, guys! Agreed, they have a pretty great rep.