Is that so?Fruit and Nutt wrote: ↑Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:34 pmtowny wrote: ↑Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:24 pmOh, the British SAS are all small dudes? Because that is somehow an advantage for their terrorism role?Fruit and Nutt wrote: ↑Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Most soldiers in the SAS are usually on the smaller side - 5' 7-10" sort of range, about 75kgs, so in terms of what rugby players would likely be good candidates for selection, it would be mainly half-backs and smaller outside backs.
In my experience 5’9” is also the average height for non-SAS soldiers. It’s also the average height of UK men. I wonder what to make of this...
You'd more likely pass selection if you were 3" under the average height than if you were 3" above it. Being big is a distinct disadvantage in special ops. Something the Americans learned the hard way fighting the NVA.
So US SF are now small guys as well?