NZSAS First Among Equals – Part 5

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 5"

  1. @Griffinltd Know exactly what you mean its like the muscles can retract just seized

  2. DutchPetriot | May 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm |

    NZSAS must be one of the very Best Special Forces of the world! 1 thing i havent seen is teamwork…

  3. smclean1979 | May 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm |

    all Common Wealth and Nato countries have a Memorandum of Understanding with other armies for exchanges…..

  4. I am stoked these guys are keeping us safe!

  5. Even the US/UK/AUS/NZ/CAN Regular and Reservists do exchanges.

  6. PR0GRAMMING | May 12, 2010 at 11:56 pm |

    Makes you feel a hell of a lot more confident if you were to hear that these guys were dispatched somewhere. Look out whomever stands in their way! These guys are survivors.

  7. Griffinltd | May 13, 2010 at 12:10 am |

    haha yeah I was thinking that when I saw it, after a hard leg workout at the gym I barely walk the next few days and take really small steps, imagine what these guys must have been feeling..

  8. UnleashedKane | May 13, 2010 at 1:09 am |

    your right, Ive read that book “Soldier Five” by
    Mike Coburn.
    He was one of many Kiwis who has transferred over to the UK, when you read it, you realise that these SAS guys are hard as nails!
    As a pommie, I honestly would rather have the Kiwis or the Aussie SAS over the Navy SEALs any day of the week mate!

  9. UnleashedKane | May 13, 2010 at 1:10 am |

    Chris Ryan mentions in his book that UK,NZ,AUS SAS do exchange programs with each other quite often.

  10. Mad Respect!

  11. the challenges seem almost impossible. no wonder why they have to be the best.

  12. supershnauz | May 13, 2010 at 1:59 am |

    directed at the comments back a bit… bravo two zero, had a kiwi. if you read his book,soldier five, he went into the nzsas for a while, and decided he wanted to go to the 22 SAS in the uk, so he put himself through selection all over again, he was never in the SASR of Aussie. The movie B20 screwed that one up, just thought id end any arguments 🙂

  13. By the way they march at 2.55 u can see that they are still recovering from the brutal selection..they have my highest respect!

  14. I just have so much respect for these guys. Also, the RSM is easily the hardest man I have ever seen. Not the strongest or meanest, just absolutly, downright, stone cold PRO.

  15. Ebsteins31653 | May 13, 2010 at 2:54 am |

    Dislocation Of Expectation…the Cycle candidates run toward the Mess ‘expecting’ breakfast, but are continued forward by Directing Staff onward, and past it, and into another exercise! These guys are good…added to which (once Badged) is the ongoining, Western SF (Friendly Nations-UK, USA, MAINLAND EUROPE, AUSTRALIA et al) Cross-Training…they are even better!

  16. train hard, fight easy. now that’s a thought for the day.

  17. ContactReal | May 13, 2010 at 4:13 am |

    its not called the ASAS. SASR mate.

  18. chris7679 | May 13, 2010 at 5:12 am |

    this is after they have had less then 5 hours sleep a night and barely no food 4 a week, with hard training b4 hand,, its mental toughness mate go try it and c how u go

  19. british sas selection is 6 months

  20. CaptainSmashEveryone | May 13, 2010 at 5:46 am |

    no they’re not.

  21. PBANDSNOW | May 13, 2010 at 6:25 am |

    actually, mark was from australia, ASAS

  22. deathdealer1995 | May 13, 2010 at 6:45 am |

    ya in the bravo 2 zero mission they had an nzsas member

  23. deathdealer1995 | May 13, 2010 at 6:48 am |


  24. TCMAcupunctureMaster | May 13, 2010 at 7:34 am |

    So the only thing they have to do is march and navigate for 3 days? And they’re supposed to be elite? You’ve got to be kidding me. Chinese Elite Forces must endure trials 10 times worse than this. Absolutely laughable.

  25. darkglass93 | May 13, 2010 at 8:18 am |

    Is it true that nzsas, sasr and british sas do almost the exact same training?

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