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Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Ryan » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:05 am



Any ideas? Techniques?
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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Admin » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:01 am

The standard way without going to details.

If you must make entry.
- stop the bus
- use snipers
- Assault from the side, with multiple entry points
- flood the bus with operators
- Be loud and fast.
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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Dramatikk » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:16 am

Assault on bus with helicopter insertion:



Watch at 0:20.

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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Dramatikk » Mon May 02, 2011 11:09 am

Little Birds car takedown.



Enjoy! :wink:

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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Dramatikk » Wed May 04, 2011 11:18 am







Enjoy! :wink:

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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Dramatikk » Thu May 12, 2011 9:31 am



I see lots of simularities with this airplane assault when comparing it to other linear bus assaults. :o

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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by badger » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:13 pm

Underground /metro/ assault

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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Dramatikk » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:32 pm



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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Ryan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:53 pm


CO19 Hard Stopping Vehicles.
There's an old school video somewhere of them doing this on a main road from an oblique angle. Excellent video.
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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Ryan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:55 pm


Boat interdiction.


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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Dramatikk » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:18 pm

The following is just a brief example of one — among several possible variations — commercial bus assault. I am sure your teams have many different styles and opinions on various tactics, but this is my preferred tactic:

• The bus must be immobilized, preferably with armored vehicles barricading the bus but cutting off the power source, engine or brake lines may work.

• Counter snipers are deployed in a position to gather intelligence. Snipers must have the ability to take an open air shot if presented. Snipers must also have the ability to provide multiple shots for cover fire into the headliner of the bus if called upon. Again, these snipers must know their capabilities and limitations. If they don’t have the training or equipment then they must not be used to provide cover fire.

• The sniper teams initiate the entry team movement by shooting into the headliner of the bus, in succession during the entire approach to the bus. They continue the shots keeping the hostages and hostage takers ducking for cover or better yet they hit the floor as the entry team approaches.

• The entry team — a minimum of 10 — makes the approach to the bus on the door side of the bus, in two columns of operators shoulder to shoulder. They carry ballistic blankets if available. As they approach the back two operators will toss multiple flash bangs, in succession onto the drivers side of the bus to draw attention to the opposite side of the approach if the sniper shots fail to get their attention.

• Once alongside the bus, the cover team — eight operators — break several windows and stacks along the side as the entry team stacks at the door. On the team leaders order the snipers will stop shooting into the bus and four cover operators will then take immediate positions in the windows with their guns in the windows providing cover. The operators will need step ladders or use the their buddies to get the elevation needed to properly control the ported windows.

• The team leader will give a second command for the entry team to make entry once the cover operators have taken their position. Although this is a separate command the time delay should only take a second or two between the cover officers taking positions and the entry team making entry.

• Entry team enters bus through the door or the front window. The windows of commercial busses come out relatively easy with the proper tool. One good swipe and pull and the windshield is out of the frame.

• First man in goes to the driver and takes a position of on top of him covering “long” on that side of the bus.

• Second man takes cover on the steps or the first seat covering “long” on the opposite side of the driver.

• The next four to eight operators then clear the bus by moving down the isle clearing each seat as they go. Avoid scanning when clearing the seats. It’s faster to have the first guy look one direction and the second guy look the opposite, never scanning back across the bus but scanning forward as they clear.

• Once domination of the bus is achieved, the targets must be controlled quickly. If you fail to recognize them on the clearing operation, loud communication between the team leader and the occupants of the bus will be necessary. First yell loudly to the occupants to raise their hands towards the ceiling. Secondly, ask the occupants where the bad guy. Then you can ask if anybody is injured.

• After taking the targets into custody and evacuation of the occupants is complete do a second sweep of the vehicle for explosive devices.

This is a brief account of one tactic and if you inject variables than the tactics change to meet your needs. Remember, that a bus assault is a last resort effort and everything prior has failed, so to win you must fight chaos with chaos, only controlled in a tactical manner.
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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Dramatikk » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:41 pm

BUSES

THE PHYSICAL MAKEUP OF A BUS IS FAIRLY BASIC. ACCESS TO SIDE WINDOWS VARY FROM 5 TO 8 FEET FROM THE GROUND. SIDE WINDOWS ARE SAFETY GLASS WHICH SHATTERS INTO SMALL PIECES. WINDSHIELDS ARE LAMINATED LIKE CAR WINDSHIELDS, WHEN BROKEN THEY SHATTER BUT STAY INTACT FORMING SMALL HOLES OR SPIDER WEBB DESIGNS AT IMPACT AREA’S.

SCHOOL BUSES HAVE A REAR DOOR WITH NO LOCK AND ARE A SIMPLE DEAD BOLT SYSTEM. A LARGE LEVER THAT SIMPLY LIFTS UP CAN EASILY OPEN THESE FROM THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE. SOME TRANSIT BUSSES HAVE A SMALL EXIT DOOR IN THE BATHROOM BUT IS UNCOMMON.

THE FRONT ENTRANCE DOORS OPEN TWO WAYS. A FOLDING OR JACK KNIFE DOOR THAT COLLAPSE INWARD EVIDENT BY A CENTER HINGE. OR A SPLIT DOOR THAT OPENS OUTWARD IN HALF, EVIDENT BY A LARGE RUBBER FLAP.

MOST SCHOOL BUSES HAVE INTERNAL ARMS ATTACHED TO A HANDLE BY THE DRIVERS SEAT ABOUT CENTER OF THE WINDSHIELD. THIS HANDLE IS SECURED BY A SIMPLE CATCH OF SOME SORT OR ANOTHER. THIS VARIES FROM ONE MAKE TO ANOTHER AND ONE YEAR TO ANOTHER. IN SOME CASES, IT IS A PNEUMATIC OR AN ELECTRIC RELEASE LOCATED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DRIVERS SEAT WITH NO INTERNAL ARM.

THE MAIN DOOR INTO A BUS IS SPONGY TO FORCE OPEN. CONSIDER THAT IT MAY BE IN A LOCKED POSITION, ALL THE PRYING IN THE WORLD WON’T OPEN IT. THE JACK KNIFE DOOR OPENS IN AND CAN BE EASILY BLOCKED BY DEBRIS AND THUS IMPOSSIBLE TO OPEN. THE SPLIT DOOR WILL COUNTER ITSELF WHEN BEING PRIED UPON. THE ONLY ACCESS POINTS ON BOTH TYPES OF DOORS IS TO APPLY LEVERAGE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR. ADDITIONALLY CONSIDER THAT TIME IS IMPORTANT AND OPERATORS MAY NEED TO ACCEPT AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

ENTRY THROUGH THE REAR DOOR IS ALWAYS AN OPTION. HOWEVER THE PREPARED SUSPECT CAN EASILY SECURE THE REAR DOOR. USED AS A PRIMARY ENTRY POINT, THE REAR DOOR OFFERS NO QUICK LEVERAGE POINTS TO PRY ON. VALUABLE TIME WILL BE WASTED TRYING TO GET IT OPEN. THE REAR WINDOWS ARE TOO HIGH AND TOO SMALL FOR EFFECTIVE AND FAST ENTRY.

A SNIPER INITIATED ATTACK HAS EXCELLENT POTENTIAL AND COULD RESOLVE A CRISIS. HOWEVER, DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY, INCIDENT LOCATION, NUMBER OF PASSENGERS AND JUST PLAIN VISIBILITY OF THE SUSPECT, THE SNIPER MAY ONLY BE AN OBSERVER.

CHEMICAL AGENTS MAY BE DEPLOYED ONLY AS A LAST RESORT. THE LAG TIME FOR CHEMICAL AGENTS TO WORK MAY ONLY SERVE TO ENRAGE THE SUSPECT. CHEMICAL AGENTS MAY ALSO CAUSE FIGHT OR FLIGHT PANIC AND COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR VERBAL COMMANDS, AS SUSPECT AND PASSENGERS ALIKE BECOME ONLY CONCERNED WITH BREATHING.

ENTRY OPTIONS

THE LADDER ASSAULT

1. GENERALLY ONE OR MORE DISTRACTION DEVICES ARE DEPLOYED TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE BUSS THE ASSAULT TEAM IS APPROACHING. THIS IS OFTEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH A SNIPER INITIATED SHOT IF AVAILABLE.

2. AS THE DISTRACTION IS INITIATED, A FOUR MAN ASSAULT TEAM CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY THREE OR MORE LADDER TEAMS RUSH ALONG SIDE THE BUS. AS THE ASSAULT TEAM PASSES THE LENGTH OF THE BUSS, ONE OR
MORE MEMBERS OF THE ASSAULT TEAM OR ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE LADDER TEAM, BREAK THE WINDOWS FOR THE LADDER TEAMS VISIBILITY AND CAUSE THOSE IN THE BUS TO GET DOWN.

3. ONCE AT THE BUS DOOR, THE ASSAULT TEAM ATTEMPTS TO BREACH THE DOOR OR WINDSHIELD FOR ENTRY. IF THE DOOR CAN NOT BE PRIED OPEN A WINDSHIELD ENTRY MUST BE DONE. ( SEE THE DEMOLITION ASSAULT # 2 & #3 ). AT THE SAME TIME, THE LADDER TEAMS GO INTO THEIR POSITIONS.

4. LADDER TEAMS ARE MADE UP OF THREE OR FOUR OPERATORS. THE LADDER MAN, COVER MAN AND ASSAULTER. THE LADDER MAN CARRIES AND PLACES THE LADDER INTO POSITION. THIS IS DONE BY HOLDING THE LADDER IN POSITION WITH HIMSELF BETWEEN THE BUSS AND THE LADDER. THE COVER MAN’S JOB IS TO PROVIDE COVER FOR THE ASSAULTER AND ENSURE THE LADDER STAY’S IN PLACE. AS SOON AS THE LADDER IS IN PLACE, THE ASSAULTER SCALES THE LADDER AND TRIES TO LOCATE ANY HOSTILE THREAT.

5. NOTE: THE NUMBER OF LADDER TEAMS WILL DEPEND ON THE SIZE OF THE BUS. GENERALLY, FOUR SEATS ( ASSAULT SIDE ) TO ONE ASSAULTER.

6. THE LEAD LADDER MAN WATCHES FOR THE ASSAULT TEAM TO MAKE ENTRY. UPON ENTRY OF THE ASSAULT TEAM, THE LEAD LADDER MAN WILL YELL CLEAR, SIGNALING THE LADDER TEAMS TO GET DOWN AND SEEK COVER. GENERALLY COVER IS LOW AND UNDER THE OUTSIDE EDGE OR WHEEL WELL OF THE BUS.

7. # 1 OFFICER OF THE ASSAULT TEAM INSIDE THE BUS WILL TAKE A POSITION IN THE DRIVERS SEAT AREA AND GIVE THE VERBAL COMMAND EVERYONE DOWN. (COMPLICATED VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL NEITHER BE HEARD OR FOLLOWED). # 2 OFFICER OF THE ASSAULT TEAM WILL ENTER THE BUS AND TAKE A POSITION AT THE DOORS STEPS. # 3 & #4 WILL HASTILY SEARCH FOR HOSTILE THREATS TO THE REAR OF THE BUS AND HOLD.

THE DEMOLITION ASSAULT

THE FOLLOWING METHOD TO ASSAULT A BUS IS A GTS PLAN. UNLIKE COMMONLY TAUGHT LADDER ASSAULTS, IT USES A MINIMUM NUMBER OF OFFICERS AND SIMPLE, READILY AVAILABLE RESOURCES. IT OFFERS BETTER SHOCK, SURPRISE AND DISTRACTIONS. IT ALSO CREATES ADDITIONAL COVER FOR THE TEAM OPERATORS AND CAN BE DONE VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE WITHOUT SPECIAL EQUIPMENT.

1. HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT. IF THERE IS NO OPTION FOR A STEALTHY ASSAULT, THIS MAY BE ALL YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH.

2. A CHAOTIC DIVERSION AND VIOLENT ASSAULT IS THE PLAN. CLEAR AS MANY VEHICLES AS YOU CAN FROM CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE TARGET. IT IS GOOD ODDS THAT THE BAD GUY MAY EVEN LET YOU CLEAR THE AREA OF OTHER OBSTACLES FOR WHAT HE MAY THINK IS BETTER VISION FOR HIMSELF.

3. MAINTAIN ORGANIZED CHAOS BY CONTINUOUS MOVEMENT OF POLICE CARS, FIRE TRUCKS AND PERSONAL AROUND THE TARGET. LET THE BAD GUY KNOW YOUR THERE AND LET HIM SEE YOU. THIS IS THE DIVERSION. AFTER EVEN A SHORT TIME CARS DRIVING BY IS NORMAL AND WILL BE IGNORED AS JUST SOMETHING THAT IS GOING ON.

4. AT THE MOMENT THE ASSAULT IS AUTHORIZED, THE ASSAULT TEAMS WILL DRIVE TOWARD THE TARGET.

5. ONE SQUAD CAR IS USED TO RAM AND WEDGED UP AGAINST THE FRONT OF THE BUS. THIS RAMMING MUST CAUSE ENOUGH FORCE TO DISORIENT THE SUSPECT/S AND KNOCK DOWN ANYONE STANDING. THIS REQUIRES APPROXIMATELY A 20 TO 30 MPH IMPACT. A SECOND CAR WILL CARRY THE WINDSHIELD TEAM AND WILL SIDE SWIPE THE RAM CAR TO PREVENT ANY GAP BETWEEN THE VEHICLES. THIS SHOULD BE DONE AT THE SAME TIME. NOTE: THE DRIVER OF THE RAM CAR SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A SACRIFICE, THE IMPACT MAY CAUSE INJURY. IF NOT, IT’S A BONUS OPERATOR.

6. A THIRD AND FOURTH CAR WILL SIDESWIPE THE BUS STOPPING AT THE CENTER MASS OF THE PASSENGER AREA. (DRIVERS SIDE OPPOSITE OF THE SIDESWIPE SIDE IF POSSIBLE FOR EASY EXIT). NOTE: SIDESWIPE IS DEFINED AS SHEARING OFF THE SIDE VIEW MIRROR AND CAUSING THE TARGET VEHICLE TO ROCK VIOLENTLY. SIDESWIPE CARS SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER BY A CHAIN, FRONT BUMPER TO REAR BUMPER WITH NO SLACK. BOTH CARS ARE RUNNING WITH DRIVERS. THIS WAY THERE IS NO COLLISION AT THE MOMENT OF CONTACT ON THE TARGET VEHICLE. LEAD VEHICLE TOWS THE REAR VEHICLE IN DRIVE. BOTH ACT AS BRAKES UPON CONTACT. THIS KEEPS THE CARS IN ABSOLUTE CONTACT AND MAINTAINS IDEAL CONTROL AND POSITIONING. SIDESWIPE TEAMS HAVE AT LEAST 4 OPERATORS.

7. THE WINDSHIELD TEAM WILL USE THE FRONT RAMMING CARS HOOD FOR ACCESS TO THE HOOD AND WINDSHIELD OF THE BUS. #4 OFFICER WILL BREAK, BY SOME MEANS, THE UPPER OUTSIDE EDGES OF THE BUS’S WINDSHIELD AND CREATING A WEAK POINT FOR CLEARING AWAY THE GLASS. HEAVY WOOD BASE BALL BATS WORK BEST.

8. # 1 OFFICER WILL TRY TO MAKE ENTRY ON THE DRIVERS SIDE OF THE BUS AND FIND A TARGET WHILE # 2 OFFICER BREAKS THE WINDSHIELD OUT AND ATTEMPTS TO OPEN THE DOOR. # 3 OFFICER ACTS AS COVER AND # 4 OFFICER STANDS BY TO SUPPORT A WINDSHIELD ENTRY OR SECURE THE DOOR AND GO IN. OR IN MURPHY’S LAW, GET AT LEAST TWO GUYS INSIDE ASAP.

9. # 1 OFFICER OF THE WINDSHIELD TEAM INSIDE THE BUS WILL TAKE A POSITION IN THE DRIVERS SEAT AREA AND GIVE THE VERBAL COMMAND EVERYONE DOWN. (COMPLICATED VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL NEITHER BE HEARD OR FOLLOWED). # 2 OFFICER OF THE WINDSHIELD TEAM WILL ENTER THE BUS AND TAKE A POSITION AT THE DOORS STEPS. # 3 & #4 WILL ENTER AND HASTILY SEARCH FOR HOSTILE THREATS TO THE REAR OF THE BUS AND HOLD. NOTE: USE OF
DISTRACTION DEVICES AT THIS TIME CAUSE AS MUCH EFFECT ON OPERATORS AS THE BAD GUYS. USER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

10. WHILE THE WINDSHIELD TEAM IS UP ON THE HOOD OF THE BUS, THE SIDESWIPE TEAMS WILL MOUNT THE SIDESWIPE CARS, BREAK AND CLEAR WINDOWS AS NEEDED FOR VISIBILITY BY ANY MEANS AND TRY TO LOCATE ANY HOSTILE THREATS. GENERALLY SPEAKING THE SIDESWIPE TEAMS OFFICERS SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED A MINNIMUM OF ONE OPERATOR PER FOUR SEATS ON THE ASSAULT SIDE. ADDING THE OPPOSING SIDES FOUR SEATS, AN EIGHT SEAT TOTAL. IN ANY EVENT THAT THE DOOR CAN NOT BE OPENED, THE SIDESWIPE TEAMS MUST SUPPORT THE CLEARING TEAM.

11. NOTE: THE SIDESWIPE TEAMS SHOULD AVOID EXTENDING THEIR WEAPON INTO THE BUS. THIS WILL LIMIT PANICKED PASSENGERS FROM GRABBING YOUR ARM OR THE WEAPON. THIS DOES NOT PRECLUDE ANY OPERATOR OF THE SIDESWIPE TEAM FROM MAKING ENTRY AT ANY TIME SHOULD THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENT IT’S SELF, AFTER ALL THE IDEA HERE IS TARGET DOMINATION.

SPECIAL NOTE:

IT IS NOT THE INTENTION OF THE AUTHOR TO PORTRAY ANY ENTRY OF A VEHICLE THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD AS A QUICK AND EASY METHOD, IT IS NOT.

AS IS OFTEN THE CASE, THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE IS THE DOOR. HOWEVER, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE FOR THE VARIOUS VEHICLE ASSAULTS THE DOOR MAY NOT BE AN OPTION. EXTENSIVE TESTING BY THE AUTHOR INDICATES THAT ACTUAL ENTRY THROUGH A WINDSHIELD IS 25 SECONDS, GIVEN A WORST CASE SCENARIO.

WINDSHIELD GLASS BY DESIGN, IS INTENDED TO BE DIFFICULT TO BREAK AND REMOVE. IT IS PARAMOUNT THAT TEAMS BE FAMILIAR WITH VEHICLE GLASS PROPERTIES. THE LESS TOOLS TO SLOW UP MOMENTUM THE BETTER HOWEVER TEAM WORK IS ESSENTIAL. NOTHING BREAKS GLASS LIKE A BASE BALL BAT WITH SMALL ARMS FIRE SPACED CLOSELY AT THE UPPER AND OUTER EDGES A CLOSE SECOND.

KEEP IN MIND THAT ANY ENTRY BY THIS METHOD MUST BE SUPPORTED BY AN OUT SIDE TEAM. WHO, FOR THE MOST PART, HAS CLEARED THE VEHICLE FROM THE OUT SIDE. A BUS CAN BE “TAKEN” STARTING FROM IMPACT OF ASSAULT VEHICLES TO THE OUTSIDE TEAMS BEING FULLY UP AND IN POSITION IN 15 SECONDS.

OPERATORS SHOULD STRIP DOWN TO MINIMUM EQUIPMENT AND USE SHORT ARMS, PRIMARILY SIDE ARMS WITH LIGHTS.

REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS AS IN ANY HOSTAGE RESCUE, ONCE THE ASSAULT IS STARTED IT MUST NOT STOP.

INTERESTINGLY, ROLE PLAYING BAD GUYS, EVEN AFTER A NUMBER OF MOCK RESCUES, WERE SELDOM ABLE (20% OF THE TIME) TO ENGAGE OPERATORS OR HOSTAGES EFFECTIVELY AT THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY. YET OPERATORS WERE ABLE TO ENGAGE HOSTILE TARGETS 80% OF THE TIME WITH THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY.

ENTRY OPTIONS CONTINUED

IN ANY OTHER SITUATION AS IN THE CASE WHERE THE NEGOTIATOR IS ABLE TO TALK THE SUSPECT INTO OPENING THE DOOR IN GOOD FAITH.

1. A DISTRACTION, BY ANY MEANS, BE IT FROM ABOVE IN PART OR IN WHOLE IS INITIATED.

2. THE #1 MAN INSIDE TAKES A POSITION AT THE DRIVERS SEAT AND COMMANDS EVERYONE DOWN!

3. #2 MAN TAKES A POSITION AT DISTANCE FROM PASSENGERS AT THE TOP STEP.

4. #3 & #4 CLEAR THE BUS AND PROCEED HASTILY TO THE REAR SEEKING IMMEDIATE THREATS ONLY. ONCE AT THE REAR OF THE BUS #3 & 4 HOLD.

5. ALTERNATE: #2 & #3 MAN PROCEED TO CLEARING THE BUS WITH #4 MAN HOLDING AS COVER AT THE DOOR STEPS. THIS ALTERNATE PREVENTS JAM UPS AT THE DOOR WAY.

CLEARING THE BUS

THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF DEBATE AS TO HOW PASSENGERS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM A BUS.

ONCE CONTROL OF THE BUS IS TAKEN. OFFICERS COULD APPROACH PASSENGERS FROM BEHIND TRANSFERRING PASSENGERS OUT THE BACK DOOR IF AVAILABLE. HOWEVER OFFICERS HOLDING POSITIONS IN THE REAR MAY NOT HAVE A REAR EXIT.

WORKING FROM THE FRONT TO THE BACK,OFFICERS CAN KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE WITH SEATS BETWEEN THEM AND SUSPECTS. ONCE INITIAL CONTROL OF THE BUS IS TAKEN, A VERBAL COMMAND OF HEADS DOWN HANDS UP IS USED TO IDENTIFY WHAT SEATS ARE OCCUPIED.

THOUGH A SUSPECT MAY BE ABLE TO SEE THE APPROACHING OFFICERS, HE WILL NOT KNOW WHERE OFFICERS BEHIND HIM REALLY ARE. IN THIS CASE KEEPING YOUR ENEMY CLOSE IS A TACTICAL ADVANTAGE. OFFICERS IN THE FRONT OF THE BUSS CAN CREATE A BUFFER BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND PASSENGERS. MIRRORS AND EVEN BUNKERS COULD BE USED FOR SEAT CLEARING.

REMEMBERING THAT WHEN WE “OWN” THE BUS, THERE IS NO NEED TO HASTILY REMOVE THE PASSENGERS. WE MAY NOT KNOW UNTIL ALL PASSENGERS ARE SECURE WHO OR HOW MANY SUSPECTS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH. WITH THIS IN MIND, IT SEEMS LOGICAL IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE TO CLEAR THE BUS FROM THE FRONT OR ENTRANCE END FIRST.

SUMMARY

IN THE DIRTY WORK OF HOSTAGE RESCUE, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE. INJURIES TO ALL INVOLVED IS ALWAYS A LOOMING FACT. THE ABOVE DESCRIBED TACTICS ARE LIKELY TO BE ULCER AGGRAVATING FOR ANY ADMINISTRATOR BUT EVEN WORSE FOR THE OPERATOR WHO MUST GO. ADVISING YOUR CHIEF OR SHERIFF THAT THE PLAN INCLUDES TOTALING FOUR OF HIS PATROL CARS MAY NOT GO OVER WELL. THAT’S WHEN YOU TELL HIM YOUR ALL EARS FOR A BETTER IDEA. USING A FLAT BED TRAILER OR TRUCK DOES NOT HAVE THE STOPPING ABILITY OR SURPRISE OF A CAR FULL OF OPERATORS.

FOR THE MOST PART, IF YOU HAVE AT LEAST TWO SIDES OF THE BUS CLEAR TO GET A VEHICLE RIGHT NEXT TO IT, THE DEMOLITION ASSAULT CAN BE DONE.

IT IS PARAMOUNT THAT LIVE FIRE DRILLS AND WEAPON HANDLING SKILLS ARE HONED TO AS NEAR A RAZOR EDGE AS POSSIBLE. THERE IS A HIGH DEGREE OF CROSSFIRE AND ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE POTENTIAL ASIDE FROM THE OBVIOUS THREAT OF THE SUSPECTS AND HOSTAGES REACTIONS. ANY HOSTAGE RESCUE IS AN OPERATION OF ORGANIZED CHAOS. SUCH SITUATIONS MUST BE DONE QUICKLY, VIOLENTLY AND WITH TOTAL COMMITMENT ONCE IT IS STARTED. IN MANY CASES A TACTICAL TEAM SHOULD TRAIN FOR AND IN, GTS SITUATIONS. THIS WAY, ANYTHING THAT GOES RIGHT IS A BONUS.

THE RESEARCH DONE FOR THIS ARTICLE WAS BASED ON PRIOR INSTRUCTION, LITERATURE AND HANDS ON RESEARCH FOR VEHICLE HOSTAGE RESCUE. THE FIRST HAND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STARTED FROM UNREHEARSED THEORY THEN ACTION FOLLOWING. FROM THIS, PHYSICAL RESEARCH EVOLVED WITH GRADUAL AND HOPEFUL “DEBUGGING”. THIS INVOLVED OPEN-ENDED DISCUSSION, THE EXPERIMENTING OF POTENTIAL HOSTAGE AND SUSPECT REACTIONS, PHYSICAL WALK THROUGH AND THE TRASHING OF OVER FORTY DIFFERENT VEHICLES AND COUNTING.
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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Ryan » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:24 am

Interesting reads Dramatikk! Some like to use ladders to get on top of the vehicle too to cover from above and spy into the below, come in from an above hatch I've even seen on some Foreign documentary. I suppose if the vehicle kept moving it would allow an operator to take out the driver and try to pie off threats. You have double wides etc too.

Speaking of ladders. They tend to double or triple up ladders for assaults due to many lessons learnt. Assault ladders are great, lean into them and get a good stable platform, can see over obstacles. It gets tougher when the bigger ladders come out, hence why they tend to be transported by vehicle or have a bigger ladder teams attached to setting them up.

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Tactical Assault Ladder, Mobile.

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Light Fibre Ladder (Ship assault).

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Combination/multiple ladders allow for covermen to use flashbangs and cover a threat area as the rest move up, it allows two side-by-side operators to act as a buddy team and increase survivability.

Some use their bodies as a ladder, "body ladder" or "body bridge".
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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by Ryan » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:09 pm


GAT.

"The GAT will allow the operator to rapidly (and effortlessly) breach glass and gain access to high-risk environments while keeping both hands on their primary weapon platform with no effect to their weapon's zero or combat readiness.

The GAT is designed to penetrate car side and back window glass while enabling the operator to keep their hands on their weapon. It will also allow officers to defeat most cosmetic glass when responding to high risk missions such as active shooter or hostage rescue.

The GAT-Glass Assault Tool is a simple device that attaches to your weapon in seconds and that can penetrate glass with ease. We attached four to rifles in our Basic Swat course and students shot over 500 rounds with the devices attached. They did not come loose or change their zero."

- Master Sergeant Paul Howe (USA-Ret).


Lessons are: Always control the driver, they can get them out of your tactical situation. Control the vehicle, i.e. spike-strips and so on.

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As pictured here. CONTROL THE PILOT! Cockpit first. Then covermen from the side-wings as the entry team move in.





Note in this last video how citizens get in the way and even push one of the officers from behind. Outer cordon/perimeter security is important on the outside where every area can be a threat area. Vehicle cover comes into play.
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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by sgo.ramirez » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:19 am

here some bus assault performace by Poland military and police elite:
BOA:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiDHkLQw ... r_embedded[/youtube]
BOA supported by WR KSP (SRT team of Warsaw Police)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HotUlWRaJE[/youtube]
SPAP Wrocław
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lyw_tv5 ... r_embedded[/youtube]
GROM (1:28-2:03)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_mTXbJ3 ... r_embedded[/youtube]
GROM supported by SPAP Gdańsk
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk6ypjM-Sno[/youtube]

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Re: Bus and Vehicular Assaults

Post by sgo.ramirez » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:21 am

I would also have question. It will not always be possible to perform linear assault. I have never practice side assault as presented here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Kez_e19HCE
Can someone answer me what are the key principles in this method? I see that entry is limited only to 3 points and only single operators walks thru ladder. How AOR are shared? After entry we deal with something like CQB wallflow like presented in diagram below?

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*yellow direction of assault teams
* grey AOR inside bus

I just literally don't see this as safe and effective method but maybe I don't realise some details:)

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