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Can anyone identify who the Russian Commandos were supposed to be?
Topic Started: May 27 2018, 04:56:51 PM (198 Views)
Weedle_McHairybug
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Hi.

I have a bit of a question regarding some enemy types in Peace Walker.

Can someone tell me who the Russian Commando enemy types were supposed to be based on in terms of real life Soviet soldiers?

The only reason I'm asking is because their uniforms were similar to one of the Red Ribbon Army characters in Dragon Ball, particularly the human soldier in the human/canid duo in General White's unit, and those guys were definitely based on the Soviets.

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DiamondDougs
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They're supposed to be KGB, but really they're just an amalgamation of Soviet, GRU and Russian Federation army styles.

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Even though Soviet troops back in the 70s looked much more like this...

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One of my gripes with MGS series is that they don't go for as much accuracy in the costume department as they do with weapons. Still, they look badass

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Weedle_McHairybug
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DiamondDougs
Jun 1 2018, 05:32:13 AM
They're supposed to be KGB, but really they're just an amalgamation of Soviet, GRU and Russian Federation army styles.

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Even though Soviet troops back in the 70s looked much more like this...

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One of my gripes with MGS series is that they don't go for as much accuracy in the costume department as they do with weapons. Still, they look badass

So, in other words, Kojima and the others really screwed up regarding the uniforms in terms of a real life basis?

Well, I guess my only other question is: What exactly was that guy's uniform supposed to be based on in Dragon Ball? Since I kind of need that information for the Dragon Ball Wiki.
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