Zero Dark Thirty Inspired SEALs Loadout
January 21, 2013
If you have not seen Zero Dark Thirty, let me ruin the movie for you and tell you that they kill Osama Bin Laden at the end. After watching the movie on the release night, I was hooked by the gear that was used by the SEALs Team 6 in that movie. Before I go any further, this article is based on what I have observed and indentified in the movie. I have done extensive research after the movie and I have re-watched the movie just to confirm what I saw. Yes, I took a note pad and a pen into the movie theater and wrote down the gear that I could identify.
Ops Core Fast Ballistic Helmet in AOR1
S&S Precision Manta Strobe
L3 Warrior System Panoramic Nigh Vision Goggle18
MSA Sordin Dual Communication Headset
Princeton Tec Point MPLS Military Helmet Light alternative:
Crye Precision Combat Shirt (AOR1)
Reverse infrared America Patch
Milspec Monkey Do know harm, Do no harm Patch
Milspec Monkey Embrace the Suck Patch
Milspec Monkey Fun Meter Patch
London Bridge Trading Company 6094 Plate Carrier (AOR1)
London Bridge Trading Company 6142 Hydration Carrier (AOR1)
Crye Precision Combat Pants
Unknown Soft Holster
Most of the above gear is unavailable at Airsoft GI, due to the fact that they are very expensive and the camouflage pattern is very hard to find (restrictive) because the companies who manufacture AOR1 tactical gear only sell them to the United States Special Warfare Command. The only places (after long extensive research) you can purchase AOR1 camouflage pattern tactical gears are either through knowing someone that can get them from, EBay (which is very, Very expensive), and by purchasing AOR1 knock offs. However, if you are looking to replicate the load out (or build a Zero Dark Thirty inspired Load out) like one of the SEAL members in the movie, and do not want to break your bank doing it, Airsoft GI has some alternative suggestions.
First, to build a load out inspired by the movie Zero Dark Thirty, the AOR1 Camouflage pattern can be replaced by desert digital. Yes, although there are noticeable differences between the AOR1 camouflage pattern and the desert digital camouflage pattern, they are very similar to each other. From a distance, they almost look identical to each other. The following gear is an excellent alternative to build a Navy SEAL’s load out from the movie Zero Dark Thirty.
Ops Core Fast Ballistic Helmet in AOR1 can be replace by
Lancer Tactical Fast Helmet (Tan) or
Bravo Light Weight MICH Style Helmet (Desert Digital)
S&S Precision Manta Strobe alternative: None
L3 Warrior System Panoramic Nigh Vision Goggle18 Alternative: None
MSA Sordin Dual Communication Headset: Bravo Headset style #3
Princeton Tec Point MPLS Military Helmet Light alternative: None
Contour Camera: We have them!
Crye Precision Combat Shirt (AOR1) can be replaced by
Tru-Spec Combat Shirt (Digital Desert)
Reverse infrared America Patch can be replaced by
King Arms IFF Flag Patch
Milspec Monkey Do know harm, Do no harm Patch – We have them!
Milspec Monkey Embrace the Suck Patch: None
Milspec Monkey Fun Meter Patch: None
London Bridge Trading Company 6094 Plate Carrier (AOR1) can be replaced by
Pantac 6094 Plate Carrier with Cummerbund Coyote
London Bridge Trading Company 6142 Hydration Carrier (AOR1) can be replaced by
Pantac Compact Hydration Carrier
Mechanix Gloves: We have them!
Crye Precision Combat Pants can be replaced by
Tru-Spec Combat Pants
Unknown Belt can be replaced by
OE Tech Duty Belt
The above recommended items are inspired by the movie Zero Dark Thirty. Since we are unable to get any AOR1 camouflage pattern tactical gear and apparel, to build this inspired load out, we chose desert digital and coyote tan. The Combat Shirt and Pants are available from Tru-Spec in Desert Digital. The plate carrier and other tactical nylon are only available in Coyote Tan (for now). So if you are in the market of building a Zero Dark Thirty SEALs load out without your bank account hating you, check out this Zero Dark Thirty Inspired Load out suggestion from Airsoft GI. I have also linked all of the items I mentioned above. I am Andrew, Stay Safe, and get out and play airsoft, like a BOSS.