I've decided to put a Moddb page up for this due to the request I've received. This model pack replaces all models for Half-Life, Opfor, and Blue-Shift. But I also intend to replace models for these mods. Azure Sheep, Point of View, Sweet Half-Life, Escape, Case Closed, Decay, and my most favorite, Residual Point. Since Gman's Golden Model pack is somewhat either incomplete, or it taking a while to finish, I think i'll do my Ultimate Pack for Half-Life and it's Mods. Well what are you intending to replace, Luck3y Charms? Well, I intend to replace, yes, of course models. Sounds for Realistic effects like real sounding gunfire, And misc.
Well, As much as I love MARPAT, especially Desert MARPAT in an environment like Black Mesa, I just can't help but feel the want of returning the HECU to its roots.
Hold on now, before you tacticool gear whores flame me on why I'm reverting back to the standards HECU look, hear me out.
The HECU, as stated before is a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) unit that is primarily consisting of Marine MARSOC Operators. That being said, while the HECU is alleged to have had a presence at Black Mesa for a while now, MARSOC itself wasn't officially established until 2005.
I'm sure you guys have all heard of the term "Special Forces" when discribing an elite military unit. But for the U.S. Military, the Army is the only branch that has Special Forces. Everyone else who fall under SOCOM (I.E. Navy Seals, Rangers, Delta Force, MARSOC, Pararescue, etc), Which the correct term is Special Operations, not Special Forces.
I'm not sure what Gearbox was doing labeling the Marines as a Special Forces unit when the Marine Corps at the time of Opposing Force's release didn't actually have a Special Operation unit. The closest thing at the time in 1999 was Force Reconnaissance. Whether it was a mistake of the DEVs, or the military in the Half-Life universe is on its own program, I personally now believe the Black Mesa incident takes place from 2005-08.
So no with the HECU being a fairly new unit attached to Security detail at Black Mesa, I'm sure the PCVs were surplused gear from the Gulf War era that was still in its experimental phase. The PCV is lacking the molle webbing that is popular in the armour today. But the HECU, using tactical gear such as Condor and Camel, will adapt to the molle issue.
So honestly, the HECU are a mix of Modern tactical gear and Gulf War era gear.