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Whos better SAS or SWAT??

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posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:14 PM
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I have to say SAS not only because they're British but because their standard of training and expertise is higher




posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:37 PM
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How can you compare a local area SWAT unit to the SAS? There is no comparison. Both have different mission's- though some are similiar, hostage rescue being a main. The SAS are trained for war, SWAT on the other hand are not. Though they may have some type of internal crisis contingency (counter-insurrection) plan. You could go on and on about differences. No unit is better than the other; they both have their strengths and weaknesses, if not there would be no need to have various SpecOps forces.
BTW, the british are not the only one's with the SAS: Aussies, NZ and Rhodesia (?) I think...
Just my 2 cents.



posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:45 PM
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SAS by miles.....


The SAS are THE BEST in the world and have proven it time and time again with missions like the Falklands and the Iranian Embassy.

Dont forget also that Delta Force often seconds men to the SAS to make sure that the US is keeping up with the Brits.




posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 06:00 PM
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Err, where is the conspiricy? This isn't Top Trumps.



posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 06:35 PM
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Ummm just a thought and maybe I'm wrong but didn't Nazi Germany have SAS or am I thinking of something else?



posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 07:49 PM
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The Nazi's had the SS



posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 07:51 PM
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Then whats the SAS? I don't think I heard of it then



posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 07:59 PM
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SAS RULES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!........... no doubt there !!



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 12:38 PM
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Special Air Service
www.specialoperations.com...



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 01:26 PM
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So the SAS is sort of like the U.S.' Navy SEALs? Thats what it looks like from reading that website.



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 01:56 PM
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SWAT teams are just local police with special training and weapons. Most big cities have SWAT teams. They are not military. SAS is a british military organization, special forces, much like the US SEALs or Delta.



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by 9890
So the SAS is sort of like the U.S.' Navy SEALs? Thats what it looks like from reading that website.


SAS are similiar (If not better... biased!) To the American Delta Force

[edit on 5/7/05 by Stuey1221]



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 06:33 PM
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Col. Charlie Beckwith (Hardchargin' special forces soldier and CT specialist, godfather of Delta), RIP, spent time with the SAS I believe in the 60's (?) Upon arrival back in the states, he demanded the creation of a similar specops capability for the US military- the creation of Delta Force. So basically the SAS and Delta are near duplicates. Want to know more, check out a book called, Delta Force- by Charles Beckwith. Or do further search on www.specialoperations.com...
SEALs are a more maritime strike force; fully capable of performing limited land ops.



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 07:00 PM
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I think I heard about that one day while reading a book at my library when I was bored. I wonder what would happen if both UK and US had replenished supplies and they went to war together. And neither was in a war currently.

[edit on 5-7-2005 by 9890]



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 10:32 PM
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I've never had SAS training so I wouldn't know about them. I find that SWAT training isn't that bad!



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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I was feeling a little bored today so I used search to look for threads with "SAS" in the title.

found this.

you know sometimes we all wine and moan about how bad threads have got (I am very guilty of this), this thread reminds me that its always been this way and probably always will be.

Really this thread made me laugh out loud with some of the comments.




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