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The Russian Ground Forces (also known as Spetsnaz in multiplayer) are the land forces of the military of the fictional Ultranationalist Russian government in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, they are active in the year 2016.

The philosophy in their equipment design is very retro-futuristic as they are depicted with very old and obsolete gear such as Russian uniforms from the 1990s and bizzarely American combat boots from the 1960s mixed with more contemporary gear being used in 2016. This is probably intentional stylistic choice due to the whole 1990s-ization of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 setting as the game heavily draws inspiration from the movie Black Hawk Dawn and the Sierra Leone Civil War. Here are included also the Russian paratroopers present in the game.

The following is a list of the equipment used by the Russian Ground Forces in game (the gear varies between the different character models):

Headgear

  • Kaska 2M Helmet with PASGT nylon chin-cup
  • Kaska 1M Helmet
  • Unidentified arctic camouflaged helmet cover
  • Generic black balaclava (1 hole)
  • Generic black ski mask
  • Generic black beanie hat
  • Unidentified goggles
  • Blue VDV beret
  • Black GP-5 gas mask with standard filter
  • PMK-2 gas mask

Torso

  • Gorka-3 jacket
  • Supply units of Russian interior troops griffin patch (seen in artwork)
  • Modified Russian Internal Troops North-West district sphinx patch
  • Unidentified reed camo jacket
  • Unidentified VSR camo jacket
  • Unidentified arctic camouflaged jacket
  • M21 Gorod camo (ref 2) jacket (in Special Ops only) (ref 1, 2)
  • Fictional vest (a mix between M37 Tarzan and 6sh112)
  • Unidentified pouches
  • Unidentified radio
  • Unidentified knife
  • M67 grenades
  • Unidentified smoke grenades
  • Meshok rucksack with modern straps and RPG-7 rockets (ref 1, ref 2, ref 3, ref 4, ref 5) or RPG shoulderbag
  • Unidentified bag (in Special Ops only)

Arms

  • Black Oakley gloves (first person)
  • Generic leather fingerless gloves
  • Fictional black gloves
  • Black sposn gloves (in Special Ops only)

Legs

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