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SEAL Team - Behind the kit - 2nd Line Gear - Season 3





Evolution is inevitable. A constantly changing dynamic environment causes those within it to adapt and rise upwards, or struggle and slowly sink. SEAL Team Season 3 continues with the evolution of the individual operators, the evolution of Bravo and an ever changing set of mission requirements testing individuals and the team. Armed with a huge budget for purchasing gear to suit the modern warfighter, Bravo would in real life be spending money on tried and tested equipment something they tease at in the show. The latest equipment and manufacturers tried out in the training environments and put through their paces would eventually lead onto use on operations and SEAL Team manages to capture this with a new plate carrier being worn by a member of Bravo here, the use of a new type of retention system there etc. It's subtle and helps to again draw the viewer into a military world.

Having completed a breakdown of 2nd Line Gear for Season 1 and Season 2, it was inevitable that I tackle Season 3 which again provides some new sets of equipment to search for and bring to your screen. Through the searching and linking in this blog I had to delve through a lot of material. 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 3 and the research has taken me a long time, but has been eased by the fact that a lot of kit has bled over from Season 2. This is though yet another blog that doesn't exist anywhere else! The blog gives you the details 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. It's tough going but the immensely positive feedback received has made it worth the hunt!


 

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 deploys into each operational environment with a specific set of 2nd Line Gear that's' either suited for one environment or is adaptable. Season 3 brings with it some changes and evolution in HAYES' character and equipment.



Loadout 1 - Low Profile


HAYES begins Season 3 in Low Profile gear, utilising the favoured Spiritus Systems Micro Rig in Wolf Grey. Designed for lightweight use and ideal for vehicle mounted operations, it provides HAYES with essential items with minimum fuss.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 


Loadout 2 - Black kit (Maritime / Land)


HAYES dons Black kit twice during Season 3 and on both occasions wears the same gear. Rolling over from Season 2 are the Mayflower Plate Carriers and Multicam Black clothing and accessories. The kit is used for both Maritime and Land based operations.



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Front


LHS / RHS

LHS - M4 mag pouch - Black


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Training Environment


Whilst training for the hostage rescue mission in their secure training facility, HAYES wears the traditional S&S Precision Plateframe designed for use in a Maritime environment due to it being lightweight and quick to drain.



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Ballistic plates - Multicam


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Maritime Environment


HAYES when conducting the Maritime hostage rescue ditches the standard S&S Precision Plateframe and replaces it with the later Plateframe Modular model utilising the later S&S Precision pouches.



Base

Ballistic plates - Toadvine


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS



Rear

2x GP style pouches - AOR1 / Desert Digital


 

Loadout 5 - Standard Operating Environment


When operating in a standard environment, HAYES reverts back to his Velocity Systems Scarab LT first seen in Season 2, again with minimal pouches to distract whilst also providing decent armour plate coverage to the front and rear.



Base

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


Front

Kagwerks Galaxy S7 Kit (2017 model) - Tan

Spiritus System SACK Pouch Mk3 - AOR1 / Desert Digital


LHS / RHS

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



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


Rear


 


Ray PERRY (2B9)


PERRY favours tried and tested gear such as his AVS, however towards the end of the Season he starts to trial new kit and equipment based upon his role and need for each operation.



Loadout 1 - Low Profile


PERRY joins HAYES in episode 1 of Season 3 operating out of a vehicle wearing a low profile rig again with minimum essential pouches and gear.



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Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Black kit (Maritime / Land)


PERRY as the rest of Bravo uses black kit throughout Season 3 and follows the simplified standards of pouches and gear along with the rest of Bravo.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - M4 mag pouch - Black


Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Training / Maritime Environment


The Maritime hostage rescue mission sees PERRY wear the S&S Precision Plateframe both during training and during the operation.



Base

Ballistic plates - Toadvine


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Standard Operating Environment


The reliable Crye Precision AVS resurfaces during Season 3 and is used in several episodes by PERRY maintaining the original configuration, showing that kit that works is used over and over again.



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Front

EMT Trauma Shears - Black


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - CAT Tourniquet


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



Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Standard Operating Environment v2


During the deployment to Afghanistan, PERRY utilises a new plate carrier manufactured by LBT. Its' sleek, modern design mixed with the older style Crye pouches make this 2nd Line Gear stand out from the rest of the team.



Base


Front

Kagwerks Galaxy S7 Kit (2017 model) - Tan

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

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



Rear

N/A


 


Sonny QUINN (3B9)


QUINN proves himself adaptable through Season 3 utilising a variety of weapons and 2nd Line Gear suited for each mission.



Loadout 1 - Low Profile


QUINN ditches his FN Mk 46/48 Mod I in favour for an MP7 / HK416 when deployed in a low profile role requiring him to wear a low profile rig.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Black kit (Maritime / Land)


QUINN maintains the standard 2nd Line Gear setup when deployed with Bravo in black kit.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

LHS - M4 mag pouch - Black


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Training / Maritime Environment


QUINN during the training phase of the hostage rescue initially wears the S&S Precision Plateframe with SMR 556 however this is replaced during the operation with 2x ELOS 5.56's and a CAT tourniquet.



Base

Ballistic plates - Multicam


Front

2x S&S Precision ELOS 5.56 - Coyote Tan (Maritime)

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear

Stuff sack - Multicam


 

Loadout 4 - Standard Operating Environment


Resuming his role as support gunner to Bravo, QUINN brings his Crye Precision CPC out of his cage complete with 2x SAW pouches mounted on the front to enable maximum ammunition carriage.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS

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

LHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 5 - Standard Operating Environment v2


Whilst deployed to Africa and defending a dam from Boko Haram fighters, QUINN is seen wearing a Spiritus Systems LV-119 which is low profile and suits his role as support gunner complete with an LBT SAW pouch.



Base

Spiritus Systems LV-119 (Front overt plate and Rear overt plate) - Multicam


Front

LBT SAW Pouch - Multicam

Mini S carabiner


LHS / RHS

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


RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear

N/A


 


Trent SAWYER (4B9)


SAWYER with real military experience utilises a range of 2nd Line Gear, varying pouch placements and unique pouches / ancillaries that experience has taught him to include. Generally as a left hander, traditional LHS pouches can be found on his RHS.



Loadout 1 - Low Profile


The Spiritus Systems Micro Rig is again worn by SAWYER in a low profile environment.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS


LHS - CAT Tourniquet



Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Black kit (Maritime / Land)


SAWYER continues to wear the Mayflower plate carrier when deployed in black kit with minimal pouches.



Base


Front

N/A


LHS / RHS

RHS - M4 mag pouch - Black


Rear

Heavy duty bolt cutters


 

Loadout 3 - Training Environment


Whilst training, SAWYER dons the S&S Precision Plateframe with his favoured ELOS 5.56 kit.



Base

Ballistic Plates - Toadvine


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio


Rear


 

Loadout 4 - Maritime Environment


Post training, SAWYER switches to his favoured S&S Precision Plateframe Modular previously seen in Season 2 with multiple old generation and new generation S&S Precision pouches.



Base

Ballistic Plates - Toadvine


Front

CAT Tourniquet

IR cyalume


LHS / RHS

LHS & RHS - S&S Precision Swimmer cut cummerbund


LHS - CAT Tourniquet


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

RHS - S&S Precision double 9mm magazine pouch Maritime (Old Gen) - Multicam

RHS - S Hook Carabiner


Rear


 


Brock REYNOLDS (5B9)


REYNOLDS as the K9 handler has a specific role within the team, primarily to act as handler and secondly to act as another operator who remains adaptable throughout the season. A heavy influence for REYNOLDS is Crye Precision kit and equipment (due to his friendship with Caleb Crye - owner of Crye Precision).



Loadout 1 - Low Profile


REYNOLDS' low profile gear doesn't differ from the rest of Bravo when operating in a low profile environment in and around vehicles and buildings.



Base


Front


LHS / RHS



RHS - CAT Tourniquet


Rear


 

Loadout 2 - Standard Operating Environment


Season 2 saw REYNOLDS begin to use the Crye Precision Airlite SPC and this continues into Season 3 across a multitude of environments. REYNOLDS uses it for both the maritime hostage rescue training and operation section and later when deployed into Afghanistan and beyond wearing his favoured Crye Precision pouches. In a break away from the rest of Bravo, REYNOLDS continues to wear the SPC when conducting the training and maritime hostage rescue mission.



Base


Front

LHS shoulder - Garmin Foretrex 401

CAT Tourniquet

EMT Shears - Black


LHS / RHS


LHS - ITW Nexus Advanced Fastmag Gen3 - Ranger Green

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

LHS - CAT Tourniquet



Rear


 

Loadout 3 - Black kit (Maritime / Land)


Deployed with the rest of the team in Black kit, REYNOLDS continues to use minimal pouches on the Mayflower plate carrier.



Base


Front

CAT Tourniquet


LHS / RHS

(In radio pouch) Thales AN/PRC 148 Radio

LHS - M4 mag pouch - Black


Rear


 


Clay SPENSER (6B9)


SPENSER continues through Season 3 to vary his kit and equipment whilst his 2nd Line Gear does change as well, again adapting to his environment and mission requirements.



Loadout 1 - Low Profile


The final member of Bravo SPENSER, utilises the Spiritus Systems Mk4 rig when conducting the hostage rescue missions and building clearance operations.



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