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SEAL Team - Behind the kit - 2nd Line Gear - Season 2



SEAL Team uses throughout the seasons real steel, battle proven kit and equipment being used in multiple environments. The unique ability to allow each operator within Bravo to personalise their equipment based on role, preference, comfort and usability is akin to real life personnel. This advantage of no one set of kit applying to all in the team ensures that viewers are given an insight into a huge number of manufacturers and brands available for purchase. My previous blog 'Behind the kit - 2nd Line Gear - Season 1' covered as suggested Season 1, packed with a huge wealth of knowledge and details for each of Bravo and their loadouts through the season, as does this blog.

As previously mentioned, rather than adding every single episode and breaking it down, my preference was to provide you the reader with a section per operator per set of 2nd Line Gear. For example if 2B9 Ray PERRY wears a Crye AVS and throughout the seasons changes his pouches configuration, I have noted all of them under one section for ease.

The kit and equipment predominantly hails from real steel manufacturers throughout Season 2 and the research has taken me a long time. This is yet another blog that doesn't exist anywhere else giving you the detail and links to recreate a 2nd Line Gear setup based upon one or a mix of Bravos' operators. As with all of my other blogs, an inordinate amount of HD images, low res images, trailers, videos and episodes were pored over, watched and re-watched to bring you this full write up. No easy feat...


Equipment manufacturers


Bravo as mentioned generally use well known real steel manufacturers across all of their kit. In relation to 2nd Line Gear plate carriers, rigs, pouches and ancillaries, the following are the main manufacturers of note;




Jason HAYES (1B9)


HAYES continues to vary his 2nd Line Gear and as Team Lead he focuses predominantly on ammunition and technical equipment carriage. In each mission and environment he is deployed to he adapts his kit and utilises specific sets of 2nd Line Gear to suit mission requirements.



Loadout 1 - Maritime Environment


Season 2 Episode 1 initiates with a hostage rescue training exercise with Bravo inserting via HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) into the ocean. From here Bravo stormed the beach, assaulted the village and rescued the VIP. With a starting point of the ocean, Bravo and the team utilised maritime kit and equipment. HAYES begins the episode wearing the traditional maritime environment gear associated with Bravo from Season 1, the S&S Precision PlateFrame and assorted ancillaries. Low drag gear with good water drainage and lightweight / low ammunition carriage designed for combat rescue and engagement.



Base

S&S Precision PlateFrame - Multicam

Ballistic plates - Multicam


Front

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track SMR 556 PlateFrame Kit - Coyote Tan

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

LHS - S&S Precision Radio Pouch - MBITR - Ranger Green

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio



Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


HAYES' utilises his favoured Crye Precision AVS during the second part of Episode 1 when he leads the team, infiltrating an oil platform taken over by hostiles. Traditional ammunition carriage and pouches are used as previously seen in Season 1. Reliable, proven gear again takes centre stage.



Base

Crye Precision AVS (Adaptive Vest System) Old Gen - AOR1 / Desert Digital


Front

Triple 5.56 Magazine Pouch - AOR1 / Desert Digital

Crye Precision 1" Webbing strap - Multicam

Spiritus System SACK Pouch Mk3 - Multicam Arid

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS - Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) 152 / Bottle pouch - Coyote Brown

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - Emerson Government Mule SF Knife


Rear

Crye Precision Pouch Zip-On Panel 2.0 - AOR1



Loadout 3 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


When Bravo are deployed to Mexico to aid 'Infanteria De Marina', Bravo adopt the local 2nd Line Gear and uniform to blend in with the local forces so as to no alert non combatants to US involvement. HAYES in this role utilises the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC as a base and has a variety of pouches used in both the urban and jungle environment.



Base

Mayflower Research and Consulting APC (Assault Plate Carrier) Gen2 (integrated mag pouch) - Black


Front

Spiritus System SACK Pouch Mk3 - Multicam Black

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS - Helium Whisper MBITR/152 Radio Pouch - Black

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - Cyalume


Rear

Helium Whisper Assault Back Panel Type 2 - Black



Loadout 4 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


Still based in Mexico (and later further afield), HAYES adopts the Low Profile gear as used throughout Season 1 with the reliable Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig. The kit is especially useful when operating in and around vehicles and the urban environment.



Base

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis Mk4 - Wolf Grey


Front

Spiritus Systems 5.56 Magazine insert - Black

Spiritus Systems Micro fight full flap - Wolf Grey

Spiritus Systems Micro fight fat straps - Wolf Grey

Spiritus Systems SACK Pouch Mk3 - Wolf Grey

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - Wolf Grey


LHS - Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Back Strap - Wolf Grey



Loadout 5 - Standard Operating Environment


HAYES later utilises the newer Velocity Systems Scarab LT when operating alongside the British SAS (Special Air Service). Favouring the traditional AOR1 / Desert Digital pattern and ammunition and general purpose pouches, HAYES ensures that he carries enough of what's needed for the mission.



Base

Velocity Systems Scarab LT (integrated mag pouch) - Desert Digital


Front

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT

Spiritus System SACK Pouch Mk3 - AOR1 / Desert Digital


LHS / RHS

LHS - Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) 152 / Bottle pouch - Coyote Brown

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - Emerson Government Mule SF Knife


RHS - Spiritus System (similar to) Medium Pouch (Old Gen) - AOR1 / Desert Digital


Rear

Velocity Systems Helium Whisper Assault Back Panel Type 1 - Desert Digital



Loadout 6 - Low Profile v2 (Recce)


When tasked with conducting a close recce of an HVT, those in Bravo and HAYES further adopt a low profile setup carrying minimum ammunition and ensuring that they remain light on their feet and not bogged down with kit and equipment if a firefight arose. Another instance of Spiritus Systems featuring with battle proven gear.



Base

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis Mk4 - Multicam


Front

Spiritus Systems 5.56 Magazine insert - Black

Spiritus Systems Micro fight full flap - Multicam

Spiritus Systems Micro fight fat straps - Multicam

Spiritus Systems SACK Pouch Mk3 - Multicam

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - Multicam


LHS - Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Back Strap - Multicam



Loadout 7 - Jungle Environment


Deployed to the Philippines and on task to recover downed Chinese tech, lightweight and non-restrictive 2nd Line Gear was used in the form of the Mayflower UW Gen V chest rig.



Base

Mayflower UW GEN V Split-Front Chest Rig - Multicam Tropic


Front

LHS - Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio & TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

N/A



Ray PERRY (2B9)


Ray as was the case in Season 1 rarely changes from his traditional Crye Precision AVS but was seen through Season 2 adopting multiple low profile rigs based upon mission needs and weapons carried.



Loadout 1 - Standard Operating Environment


PERRY settles into Season 2 aiding Bravo in building clearances and alley way dogfighting wearing his favoured Crye Precision AVS and whilst the pouch placement does change and equipment comes and goes, the base remains consistent.



Base

Crye Precision AVS (Adaptive Vest System) - Ranger Green - Ranger Green


Front

Crye Precision AVS Detachable Flap M4 (Triple Mag Pouch) - Ranger Green

EMT Trauma Shears - Black

Crye Precision 1" Webbing strap - Ranger Green LHS shoulder - Garmin Foretrex 401

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - CAT Tourniquet


LHS - Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) 152 / Bottle pouch - Ranger Green

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) 5.56 / 7.62 / MBITR pouch - Multicam


RHS - Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) Frag pouch - Ranger Green


Rear

Crye Precision Pouch Zip-on Panel 2.0 - Ranger Green



Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


Following suit with Bravo, PERRY adopts the local 2nd Line Gear in Mexico, wearing the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC (Old Gen). Like the others in Bravo, pouches were kept to a minimum as was ammunition carriage.



Base

Mayflower Research and Consulting Assault Plate Carrier (integrated mag pouch) - Black


Front

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS - Helium Whisper MBITR/152 Radio Pouch - Black

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear

Helium Whisper Assault Back Panel Type 2 - Black



Loadout 3 - Low Profile - Undercover


When Bravo attacked the drugs manufacturing plant, PERRY used the First Spear JOKER as a part of his low profile kit.



Base

First Spear JOKER (Jungle Operations Airborne Capable Chest Rig) - Ranger Green


Front

2x Mag pouches - unknown


LHS / RHS

N/A


Rear

N/A



Loadout 4 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


PERRY continues to follow suit with Bravo wearing the favoured Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig whilst based in Mexico and further afield with lightweight gear and minimal mission requirements.



Base

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis Mk4 - Wolf Grey


Front

Spiritus Systems 5.56 Magazine insert - Black

Spiritus Systems Micro fight full flap - Wolf Grey

Spiritus Systems Micro fight fat straps - Wolf Grey

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - Wolf Grey


LHS - Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Back Strap - Wolf Grey



Loadout 5 - Low Profile v2 (Recce)


The recce and kill mission had PERRY working with the Spiritus Systems for it's lightweight and durable factors. Interestingly PERRY had the submachine gun inserts for use with his MP7 magazines which none of the others in Bravo used.



Base

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis Mk4 - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)


Front

Spiritus Systems Submachine Gun Magazine insert - Black

Spiritus Systems Micro fight full flap - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)

Spiritus Systems Micro fight fat straps - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)

Spiritus Systems SACK Pouch Mk3 - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)


LHS - Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Back Strap - Multicam



Loadout 6 - Jungle Environment


When deployed to the jungles of the Philippines, PERRY utilises the favoured Spiritus Systems Mk4 Micro Rig.



Base

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis Mk4 - Multicam Tropic


Front

Spiritus Systems 5.56 Magazine insert - Black

Spiritus Systems Micro fight full flap - Multicam Tropic

Spiritus Systems Micro fight fat straps - Multicam Tropic

Spiritus Systems SACK Pouch Mk3 - Multicam Tropic

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - Multicam Tropic


LHS - Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Back Strap - Multicam Tropic



Sonny QUINN (3B9)


QUINN generally carries the FN Mk 46 Mod I / FN Mk 48 Mod I, however in Season 2 is more typically seen carrying his HK416 therefore altering his base requirements for his 2nd Line Gear with lightweight magazine carriage rather than heavy box mag based pouches.



Loadout 1 - Maritime Environment


QUINN starts Season 2 taking part in the hostage rescue training exercise and dons the S&S Precision PlateFrame with near identical ancillaries as used in Season 1.



Base

S&S Precision PlateFrame - Multicam

Ballistic Plates - Multicam


Front

S&S Precision Gear Retention Track SMR 556 PlateFrame Kit - Coyote Tan

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


LHS - S&S Precision Radio Pouch - MBITR - Coyote Brown

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear

S&S Precision Old Gen Hydration Pouch Plate Frame - Multicam



Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


When QUINN deploys to retake the oil platform, he utilises the HK416 thereby removing the requirement for the SAW pouches and therefore ensuring that his Crye Precision CPC 2nd Line Gear is minimal and lightweight.



Base

Crye Precision CPC (CAGE Plate Carrier) - Multicam


Front

Crye Precision CPC Platebags (Integrated magazine pouch) - Multicam

2x MOLLE SAW Ammunition Pouch 5.56mm 100rd NSN 8465-01-532-2397 - Coyote Brown

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS - Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) GP Pouch 6x6x3 (Medic) - Multicam

LHS - Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) Frag pouch - Multicam

LHS - (Integrated pouch in cummerbund) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

Crye Precision Pouch Zip-on Panel 2.0 - Multicam

Heavy duty bolt cutters



Loadout 3 - Standard Operating Environment - Mexico


Working alongside 'Infanteria De Marina' QUINN wears the Mayflower Research and Consulting APC (Old Gen) with minimal pouches.



Base

Mayflower Research and Consulting Assault Plate Carrier (integrated mag pouch) - Black


Front

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS - Helium Whisper MBITR/152 Radio Pouch - Black

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear

Helium Whisper Assault Back Panel Type 2 - Black



Loadout 4 - Low Profile v1 (Standard)


QUINN continues to follow suit with Bravo wearing the favoured Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig whilst based in Mexico and further afield.



Base

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis Mk4 - Wolf Grey


Front

Spiritus Systems 5.56 Magazine insert - Black

Spiritus Systems Micro fight full flap - Wolf Grey

Spiritus Systems Micro fight fat straps - Wolf Grey

Spiritus Systems SACK Pouch Mk3 - Wolf Grey

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - Wolf Grey


LHS - Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Back Strap - Wolf Grey



Loadout 5 - Standard Operating Environment


When QUINN is a part of the assaulting team on the tarmac alongside the SAS, he adopts the Crye Precision JPC 2.0 with only a radio pouch strapped to the 2nd Line Gear.



Base

Crye Precision JPC2.0 - Multicam


Front

Crye Precision AVS Detachable Flap M4 (Triple Mag Pouch) - Multicam

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS - Crye Precision Smart Pouch Suite (SPS) 152 / Bottle pouch - Ranger Green

(In 152 / bottle pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear

N/A



Loadout 6 - Low Profile v2 (Recce)


Whilst based at the overwatch position and in keeping with the rest of Bravo running light, QUINN uses the Spiritus System Mk4 Micro Rig in the old gen M81 Woodland pattern.



Base

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chassis Mk4 - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)


Front

Spiritus Systems 5.56 Magazine insert - Black

Spiritus Systems Micro fight full flap - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)

Spiritus Systems Micro fight fat straps - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)

Spiritus Systems SACK Pouch Mk3 - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)

TEA GEN2 U94 PTT

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - Spiritus Systems Micro fight expander wings - M81 Woodland (Old Gen)


LHS - Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear

Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Back Strap - Ranger Green


Loadout 7 - Jungle Environment


When deployed to the jungles of the Philippines, QUINN utilises the favoured Spiritus Systems Mk4 Micro Rig and deploys with his HK416.