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special forces display 'final' by SpOoKy777 special forces display 'final' by SpOoKy777
***FINAL VERSION***

UK and US Special Forces (fictional and reality based setups)

special thx to my airsoft buddies (Team KA) for donating the ref pictures :thumbsup:


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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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derp5578978new Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this isn't related but what if Uk,Germany,Russia,and US made one big organization?Imagine how elite they'll be.Great work BTW!Also I think Uk is little bit better.
*High fives to the UK*
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:iconactanonverba1:
ActaNonVerba1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Gotta love the Brits, had a lot of great times with them while in theater. 
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Gooders008 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
The Yanks and The Lads
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PeaceKeeperd Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Here, in this picture, stand the two most deadliest forces the world has ever seen.  The names of their Special Forces are feared by all of their enemies.  They are the enemy's worst nightmare, silent when needed, deadly every engagement.  The world's military special forces follow in their footsteps. :)
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:iconwarmasterfinny:
WarmasterFinny Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Hey man, I'd love to see some Canadian JTF2 in there next time! 
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:iconspooky777:
SpOoKy777 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Its noted...

At some point I'll do more military artwork...
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:icon68dusty:
68Dusty Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Brad Pitt on far right!?!?!?!
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:iconspooky777:
SpOoKy777 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D  ...unintentional similarity...
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:iconchris046:
chris046 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
*Returns the High Five* Hell Yea!
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:iconprofadam:
profadam Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Great tribute to British and American Special Forces.
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:iconostrich160:
ostrich160 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
The two best forces *High fives americans*
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:iconzurthuryx:
Zurthuryx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the sand near the bottom of the piece and how the soldiers glow. They look human but at the same time, they look bigger than life. Way to go.
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:iconred-vervet:
red-vervet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
fantabulous!!
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:iconphils93:
PhilS93 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome job, man :)
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:iconezri-krios:
Ezri-Krios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is stunning. Really nice work.
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:iconjheinked:
jheinked Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
great work!
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:icongaddeiljr:
gaddeiljr Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not too sure the SAS use the Mk. 18 (the guy in the middle).
Great picture nonetheless.
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome pic!
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:iconrache1911:
Rache1911 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Americans look like Mercs... Great work though!
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:iconcarrot25:
carrot25 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"De opresso liber"
"Who dares wins"
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:iconpivotshadow:
PivotShadow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
I'm a bit late, but I feel I should point out that means "to free from oppression."
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:iconcarrot25:
carrot25 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that :). I just mentioned each units motto :D 
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:iconpivotshadow:
PivotShadow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Oh. Okie dokie then.
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:iconarmydoc115:
armydoc115 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I'm not into airsoft; I was US Army Specops for 11 years. Just wanna say, great job with the art! You did us proud brother.

Sua Sponte
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SpOoKy777 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thx,man...means twice as much when it comes from a person who experienced the real deal!

excuse the question: "Sua Sponte" -> Army Ranger?
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Ezri-Krios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Regimental motto, referring to the Rangers' ability to get on with tasks, with little to no prompting, and to recognize the fact that a Ranger volunteers three times, for the Army, for Airborne, and for the Ranger Regiment.
If I'm not mistaken? :-)
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:iconarmydoc115:
armydoc115 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Yup. It's Regt's motto; Latin for "Of Their Own Accord."
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:iconezri-krios:
Ezri-Krios Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks Doc, I appreciate that. :highfive:
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:iconboobookittybone:
boobookittybone Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job. :)
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:iconikilledmclovin:
ikilledmclovin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
reminds me of desert storm a little for the ps2 great work it looks pretty epic
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:iconraypettit74:
raypettit74 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good stuff Spook man!!!!!!
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:iconkahunasniper:
KahunaSniper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Semper Fidelis.
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:iconspleespree:
SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Are any of those guys MARSOC?
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:iconkahunasniper:
KahunaSniper Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Negative.
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:iconspleespree:
SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So why'd you say semper fi? Is one of them force recon? 
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Koboii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is wack :D but awesome!
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I find it interesting that British special forces seem to have a preference for U.S. gear.
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:iconspleespree:
SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The government spends more on their military than the next top 13 countries combined. It makes since that American companies make most of the best stuff in the world. 
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MadJackalDelta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
The SAS have been known to wear ACU camouflage whilst attached to Task Force Black (or Task Force Knight as it's now known) to disguise themselves as mainline US forces - here's a good example [link] and some of the other photos on the site show SFSG and SAS wearing a mix of everything from British DPM to Digital MARPAT and ACU.
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well that's interesting. I was talking more about their preference for armament and equipment. I always notice SAS using American M4's instead of British SA80's and such.
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Willsormiston Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
If I may clarify, the reason why UKSF don't use the L85A2 (SA80) is because it cannot be customised or personalised for a specialised mission. No silencer, special stock, etc can be mounted on it (though more recent versions permit grenade launchers and grips).

It's nothing to do with the quality of the weapon but rather it's lack of flexibility. The reputation for its quality came from when it was first built (Known as the L85A1) and was indeed quite poor until the UK bought H&K and had them work on it many years ago. Now the weapon is a decent, accurate and reliable infantry rifle. Its just not nearly as useful as weapons based on the M4 or C8 as those offer a large variety of options.

As for general equipment, well admittedly US stuff is just better. The UK spends all it's money on researching cutting edge technology for their tanks, shipping and aircraft whilst infantry equipment is a little under-funded.
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I've noticed that a lot througout most UK forces. You guys need better chest plates with more MOLLE space, and perhaps a redesigned, more ergonomic and modular version of the L85. I mean it's great that it can carry STANAG magazines and it's probably more compact, but based on what you just said there's obvious room for improvement.
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MadJackalDelta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
Actually, the SAS - well, the British SAS, anyway - don't use the M4. They use the Diemaco C8 SFW, a modified version of the Canadian military-issue C8 rifle, which is in turn built around the M16 platform. The reason they don't use the SA80 (which is actually referred to as the L85A2 these days) is probably because it's garbage.
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well then maybe they should've stuck to the FN FAL. Oh but I think NATO changed to the 5.56 and so that's not a possibility.
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:iconmadjackaldelta:
MadJackalDelta Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Writer
They were using the over-and-under (M16 203) back during The Troubles when the British army were using the SLR (or the FN FAL if you prefer), but the L85 really is garbage. It'd be cheaper to scrap the whole lot and replace them with C8's.
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:iconafletcherkinnear:
aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are American M4's too expensive?
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well probably cheaper than FALs.
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