NZSAS First Among Equals – Part 15

NZSAS: First Among Equals is a world first – an exclusive documentary series about the inner workings of this country’s most famous elite, the “top 1 percenters” of the new zealand defence force – better known as the NZSAS. Based on 3 years of unprecedented access, this New Zealand series includes never before seen footage of the successful few who’ve earned a place in New Zealand’s leading military unit. It observes them under pressure as they struggle to learn a multitude of expert skills including parachuting, marksmanship, demolitions, infiltration, survival techniques and communications – all to the SAS benchmark.

25 Comments on "NZSAS First Among Equals – Part 15"

  1. WildmanBorneo | July 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm |

    @fatmanontherun Who eat all the pies ?

  2. fatmanontherun | July 9, 2010 at 8:25 pm |

    The mountain troop training is like a cake walk for a canadian..seriously it’s damn cold in canada:-(.Ty for the video.

  3. jetkunedo2 | July 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm |

    listen to all u experts lol shut the fuk up!

  4. 666wrathofheaven666 | July 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm |

    Depends on your weight, but SAS have fixed weight limits so probably around 1000 feet.

  5. 666wrathofheaven666 | July 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm |

    That’s probably because they got kicked out for being pricks.

  6. gunnermac70 | July 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm |

    Arse wipe – spread your bigotry elsewhere.

  7. deathdealer1995 | July 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm |

    Yah just his voice makes him sound like a dick

  8. i want paul buchanan to spontaniously combust, i dont know y but i hate him so much

  9. PBANDSNOW | July 10, 2010 at 1:43 am |

    its called a fixed line jump

  10. Are you sure… The navy seals have an official website. Their are more ex US SF personnel publicizing their exploits through all manner of medium than most… for monetary gain

  11. Funding, small population base. Those are different issues

  12. Some do, I think it’s a timer/ altitude system that automatically opens it. I do know for sure though that in many cases you have to pull the rip cord to open the shoot.

  13. freakybauernhof | July 10, 2010 at 3:36 am |

    there are different ways of parachuting ^^and so the height you open the para is different too ! 🙂 normally between 3thousand and 2 thousand foot

  14. flyingman93 | July 10, 2010 at 4:25 am |

    I’ve never done anything like skydiving so at what height would you pull your parachute?

  15. I love this programme i’ve always had a interest in the military , this programme shows just some of the training techniques that sf units have to go through.

  16. freakybauernhof | July 10, 2010 at 5:57 am |

    open themselves?
    well when you learn parachuting the first few times you jump off yes they do … but that´s for learning to control and land not for learning free fall. of course later you must pull a string to open ur para

  17. freakybauernhof | July 10, 2010 at 6:54 am |

    anybody know where i could get it

  18. freakybauernhof | July 10, 2010 at 7:47 am |

    the picture at 8:06 is so cool i´d like to get it as my desktop background 🙁

  19. flyingman93 | July 10, 2010 at 7:54 am |

    Do the parachutes they are use open themselves? Sorry if that sounds like a stupid question but i am interested in the all special forces and trying to understand what equipment they use and so on.

  20. If anyone thinks there fit there not ,you can be civilian fit , then there’s military fitness and these men are the very best.

  21. swanningaround | July 10, 2010 at 9:00 am |

    bsdanielm. No problems. Some of what I do say is “tongue in cheek”. Realistically, there is no way I could do what the NZ Specials Forces do, or any of those of the other countries too. I get annoyed sometimes with self publicists like Andy McNab.

  22. bsdanielm | July 10, 2010 at 9:25 am |

    Alright then, I’ve clearly misinterpreted your comments then swanning.

    I often……………..often come across UT users who generally leave terrible comments about SF’s of other countries and I just find it annoying.

    Last week I was watching a UT vid about the USA Green Berrets and one Greek guy was slamming them without any real warrant. I just tend to find alot of those negative comments annoying and factually incorrect.

    Apologies for my approach throughout discourse.

  23. swanningaround | July 10, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    No. Of course I don’t have any resentment towards the NZ Special Forces. All I am trying to do is counter the hype that always says that the UK SAS is the best, and the NZ SAS is nearly as good. This to my mind is a myth put out by the English. Other countries have great Special Forces too, like Germany, Sweden and Russia.

  24. I wholeheartedly agree – NZ does in fact need the UK SAS (and is in fact modeled on them), they have a deep reputation that our NZ SAS guys admire.

    I just dont get it though this doesnt make sense – you portray yourself as someone who has a hidden resentment towards NZ tier 1 SF’s. This is the impression that your giving Swanningaround. Is this true?

    If it is, then I cant support that. I support the NZ SAS.

    (PS: Obviouesly, Americans also have effective SF’s and deserve credit)

  25. swanningaround | July 10, 2010 at 11:24 am |

    No. I think that the SASNZ is modeled on the main SAS in the UK, people like Andy NcNab, which NZ looks up to. The SAS always crack on about it being the best in the world. The US Special Forces are much more modest and secretive about their clalims. People should also give them recognition.

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