Today, I would like to acquaint you with a typical loadout carried by the operators of the U.S. navy Special Warfare during operation Redwing. First of all I will start with a brief history of Operation Redwing, than I will focus on the gear used and later on I will share a photo of my reenactment and on its base I will try to give you a few tips and tricks about reenactment. Hope that this will be helpful.
Additions and modifications
Ok, you generally now know what would you need to complete a M203 operator loadout used by the navy Seal in Operation Redwing, but there is a number of additions that are worth mentioning. You will also need a VIP IR light, a CAT combat application tourniquet, a LBT safety lanyard, some US IR flags, normal subdued flags. Eye protection is very important as well. During Operation Redwing the operators used the Oakley M-Frame glasses. The old generation of the glasses of course Moreover, a SOG Seal Pup knife with an Old Gen kydex sheath is also worth mentioning. You can easily attach it to your gear and use it whenever necessary. And I guess this is generally all.
I have underlined the pouches and gear that I have chosen for the M203 operator loadout. I have based it on the pictures of the fallen Operation Redwing Navy Seals’ loadouts. Remember that you can chose from them and that you can make an individual modification of this loadout. All in all, this loadout is 100 % accurate with the one used during Operation Redwing and I have to admit it is very comfortable whenever used in the field. Hope you will be satisfied with the description.
OPERATION REDWING KIAs- On June 28, 2005, three of four SEALS on the ground (Murphy, Dietz, Axelson) were killed during combat operations in support of Operation Red Wing. ON the same say, a QRF of eight Navy SEALs and 8 Army Night Stalkers were also killed when the MH-47 helicopter that they were aboard was shot down by enemy fire in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province.