ARGENTINA PERSONAL ISSUE

BASIC:
THIS IS THE STANDARD ISSUE FOR ALL ARGENTINIAN ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL

DOG TAGS- Simple metal tags with the soldiers name, identification number, and blood type printed on them.

BDU'S (3 EACH)- Consisting of a pair of loose pants with standard rear and thigh pockets, and a Jacket with stylish breast, upper and lower arm pockets.  The Priests collar of the jacket is a popular look, and it is hollow to allow a thin gorget to be inserted (SP:8).  The outfit comes in Grey, Black, Brown and Blue.


T-SHIRTS- 2 pair of each . For female soldiers, sports bras are also available.

DRESS UNIFORM- includes shirt, coat, pants, belt, boots, hat, tie and gloves.  This is for formal situations and officers in non-combatant roles.  The Argentinian Dress Uniform is more elaborate and stylish than most militaries in the world, it was designed by Jon Holloway, a top European designer who did it while vacationing in the country.



SOCKS- 2 pair each of warm socks and dress socks.  

COMBAT GLOVES- STRONG RUGGED GLOVES.  

BOOTS + 2 PAIR SHOELACES- Strong steel toed boots.  

COMBAT GEAR:

BACK PACK- The standard field backpack, for carrying the following equipment:
HAMMOCK/SLEEPING BAG- with removable liner
MESS KIT- includes knife, fork, spoon, sectioned plates and cup, made of metal for heating purposes
HEXAMITE STOVE- small folding stove, about the size of a pack of cigarettes, comes with 10 fuel cakes (smokeless, fireless)
SMALL TOOL KIT- wire strippers, a variety of screwdrivers, pliers,
2 WEEKS MRE'S- taste like shit, but its better than starving, and its a damn site better than kibble
CUTTING TORCH- a small hand held cutting torch, with enough fuel for 10 minutes constant use
SMALL MEDKIT + 2 CANS OF SPRAYSKIN, bandages, 2 hypo's each of morphine and atropine,- capable of handling most first aid situations.
20 ft ROPE- Just enough to let you realize you need more
ENTRENCHING TOOL- folding shovel/hatchet
CAMMO NET - provides personal or equipment concealment when in the bush.

COLLAPSING MINE DETECTOR- Collapses even smaller than the entrenching tool, and meant to be used while crawling on your belly
4 SMOKE GRENADES- 1 each of blue, red, white, green,
WARM SOCKS- 2 extra pair

HEAVY BELT- The Argeniniean heavy belt attaches to the thigh holster, and is able to attach a variety of pouches, ammo, and other gear.  Typically the soldiers knoe is worn on the back left side.


LEG HOLSTER- for the handgun.  Can be used as belt holster, up to userís preference.

LEG POUCHES-  for storing additional gear, optional

MAGAZINE BANDOLIER- carries 10 magazines for the soldiers assault rifle, this is is an optional item.

EXTRA  SHOTGUN SHELL/25MM GRENADE POUCH- carries an additional 20 12 guage shells or 25mm grenades, allowing the soldier to perfectly tailor specialty loads for any situation, or carry enough spare ammo to re-supply a whole team whole team.  This pouch is optional.


WATCH- keeps 3 different times perfectly, is water proof to 2000 feet so that it may act perfectly as a diving watch including its own depth guage, and also acts as a biomonitor and has a built in GPS.

ARMOR:


FAMAST GR-4 BODY ARMOR VEST- (SP: 18) Very similiar in design and function to the American standard issue Body Armor.  The GR-4 armor vest is a soft armor vest with Hardshell plates attached directly protecting the chest, shoulders, spine, and abdomen.  The adjusting straps serve as an attachment point for additional equipment pouches, ammo, gear, or holsters.

 

KNEE AND SHOULDER PADS- (SP: 8) Affix directly to the BDU's via special clasps.

ADDITIONAL ARMOR ADD-ONS- for increased protection under heavy fire, a soldier may opt to wear the issued hard armor plates protecting the thighs and lower legs, as well as gauntlets protecting the forearm and elbows.


HELMET- (SP: 20) Fully enclosed with an armored faceplate, the visor is equipped with LL, Thermograph, and tele-optics and a built in short range radio completes the helmet.


POLICE UNIFORM-  Just as in Mexico the Police in Argentina are actually another branch of the military.  The Uniform at its most basic consosts of the jumpsuit in grey or blue, the standard police helmet (SP: 20) equipped with Radio, and a flip down visor with Low-Light, IR, and Anti-Dazzle) and a "Soft" armored vest (SP:14).  Officers assigned to the lightest duties are required to wear this.  For heavier duties, including SWAT, Riot, and C-SWAT type situations, Argentinean police are issued a much heavier vest that includes groin protection (SP: 22 EV:-1), elbow and knee pads (SP:12), a heavier helmet (SP:25) and a gas mask.



HAZE THERM-OPTIC CAMOUFLAGE -
This is a European knock of Militechs Ghost Suit supplied in limited number to Argentinas military.  It includes  helmet (SP: 18 torso, SP: 15 boots and gauntlets, SP: 10 thigh, shoulder, knee, and elbow pads, SP:15 helmet and facemask,)    The Therm-Optic system is equivalent to Chinas, just a step behind the US, EDF, and Russian suits.



FAMAST GR-8 21,350- (SP: 20) (EV: -1) (STR: +2) (MA+1) A very advanced and highly sought after piece of equipment, the Argentinian version of Advanced Metal gear is easily comparable to Arasaka's ORC suit.  Not quite as highly armored, but much less bulky.  The GR-8 is so impressive, that Mossad has placed a large order for them.  In addition to boosting strength and speed, the suit's helmet is equipped with radio/laser comm, Level Damper, Thermograph, Low-Light, Image Enhancement, Times Square Marquee, Tele-Optics and Anti-Dazzle.


SPECIAL GEAR:

Same as Mexican Military, most of it in fact supplied by the Mexicans or Russians.


PERSONAL WEAPONS:



HECKLER AND KOCH M986 1195eb
RIF  -  +1  -  N  -  C  -  5D6/varies  (6mm caseless / 40mm grenade)  40 / 1  -  1/3/20 / 1  -  VR
A very reliable assault weapon from H&K.  Its bullpup configuration makes for a more accurate weapon in a smaller package and its high ammo capacity is an added bonus to an already fine weapon.  The 40mm built in grenade launcher ensures a trooper carrying this weapon will be prepared for any contingency.  The only drawback to this weapon is its ammunition.  6mm is fine for most situations, but it is underpowered in comparison to EDF and U.S. assault weapons, and has trouble penetrating armored targets. 
The newer M986B version features an 8 shot magazine fed shotgun/25mm gl and is chambered in more conventional 5.56mm.  This weapon is so popular with Argentina's military forces, they use the weapon system for virtually all of their rifle needs.


ARASAKA DEF-10 640eb
P  -  0  -  J  -  C  -  4D6+1 (12mm cased)  -  10  -  1  -  ST
This is the standard handgun for all Argentinean Military and Police forces.  It features an integral lasersight/flashlight and available suppressor.


HECKLER AND KOCH M989 1595eb
RIF  -  +4  -  N  -  C  -  5D6  (6mm caseless)  40  -  1/3/10  -  VR

A highly accurized sniper rifle utilizing the firing system of the M986.



HECKLER AND KOCH M988 1195eb
RIF  -  +1  -  N  -  C  -  5D6  (6mm caseless)  40  -  1/3/20  -  VR

The compact commando version of the M986, used by Special Forces and vehicle crews in lieu of an SMG.


ARASAKA DMAG-3 1050eb
HVY  -  -1  -  N  -  P  -  6D6+2 (7.62mm cased)  -  200  -  30  -  ST
The heavy machine gun in use by Argentinian Military forces.  It is smartlinked as standard and is chain fed from a back worn ammor hopper/

ARGUS COMBAT KNIFE  150eb
MEL - 0 - J - P - 2D6 - N/A - N/A - VR
A simple, yet very sturdy combat knife.  Well balanced for throwing and  made from a special iron heavy allow that allows it to retain an edge even after serious abuse.

25MM GRENADES- Mexican combat troops have access to a wide variety of 25mm grenades and shotgun specialty rounds for the Morita assault rifles under barrel shotgun.  (See Blackhands Streetweapons for more Info) 

HAND GRENADES- as above, the Mexican combat soldier has access to virtually every type of hand grenade available.  (See Blackhands Streetweapons for more Info)

MEXICAN METALS ATOR-3 - the Mexican equivalent to the American LAW, (see Blackhands Streetweapons for more Info)

Mexican Metals PGL-49- Mexican copy of Chinas 6 round rotary drum grenade launcher.  (See Chinese Military weapons and equipment for more details) 

RUSSIAN ANTI-PERSONEL MINE - The Neo-Soviet equivalent of the venerable Claymore type weapon.  (See Blackhands Street Weapons for details)

CYBERNETICS:

MILITARY CYBERNETICS  are for the most part implanted only in circumstances where there are no alternatives, and are usually the most basic model available, such as standard cyberlimbs and optics etc.....  

Optionally you can choose to be a test subject for R&D.  This means you get the latest cyber for free, however if it glitches, or there are other problems that occur in the field you can find yourself in serious trouble real fast.  And absolutely any case which results in Full conversion automatically results in the soldier becoming a "volunteer" for R&d, of course the alternative is dying or living life as a pile of meat in a bed.   

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE ARGENTINA ARMED FORCES PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING:

SOLO OF FORTUNE 1&2

FIRESTORM: STORMFRONT AND SHOCKWAVE

BLACKHANDS STREET WEAPONS

RACHE BARTMOSS'S BRAINWARE BLOWOUT

CHROME BOOKS 1-4

AUTUMN BLADE WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT

Weapons & Equipment of Counter-Terrorism

OCEANPUNK: GEAR AND EQUIPMENT


(Written by Deric "D" Bernier  Images from Stormwatch , Knightwatch,  Geocidalpenguin, Haze, Bonez18b, and Faxmaster.)