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Are we rushin' in, or are we goin' sneaky-beaky[1] like?

The British SAS (Special Air Service) is one of the Counter-Terrorist factions in the Counter-Strike series.


The world-renowned British SAS was founded in the Second World War by a man named David Stirling. Their role during WW2 involved gathering intelligence behind enemy lines and executing sabotage strikes and assassinations against key targets.


In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the hand model for the SAS has navy blue sleeves and dark grey gloves with the insides being lighter grey.

Deleted Scenes UniformsEdit

SAS operative wear a variety of uniforms depending on mission:

  • Standard uniform : blue fatigues with black Vest
  • Winter uniform : white fatigues with dark gray Vest
  • Desert uniform : desert camo fatigues with green vest

Heads vary upon model:

  • Standard: Black helmet with or without black Hazard Mask
  • Winter: Black Helmet without Hazard Mask
  • Officer: Light Brown beret and sporting a gray beard


Counter-Strike: Condition ZeroEdit

There are several bots that use this model during Tour of Duty game mode. The bots are:

Cost 1Edit

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Condition Zero: Deleted ScenesEdit

SAS is known to be appeared in several missions as follows:

Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveEdit

Currently the SAS appear on four official maps:

Operation PaybackEdit

They appeared on one map:

Operation BravoEdit

They appeared on one map:

Operation PhoenixEdit

They appeared on one map:

Operation BreakoutEdit

They appeared on three maps:

Operation VanguardEdit

They appeared on three maps:

Global Offensive QuotesEdit

For Queen and country, men!
―Round Start

They're gonna wish they were never born.
―Round Start

Watch out! These boys have got a bit of an arsenal and they don't mind using it!
―Round Start

Let's have at it, mate!
―Round Start

Gear up, we aren't goin' for a windy walk here!
―Round Start

Are we rushin' in, or are we goin' sneaky-beaky like?
―Round Start

These fellas are gonna regret wakin' up this morning.
―Round Start

Remove any doubts in your head; it's us, or them.
―Round start

Remember, this isn't the killing house anymore, this is real life.
―Round start

Remember, this is bandit country. Shoot everything that moves.
―Round start

Pull yourself together, son!
―Friendly fire

Weapons hot!
―In combat

Bingo, bango, bongo, bish, bash, bosh!
―Match won

Aww crap!
―Failing to disarm bomb

Too late, run!
―Failing to disarm bomb

That was a storm!
―Match Won

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Good Bye, My friend.
―When the bomb is about to explode

Let's have some meets!
―Round start


Main article: SAS/Gallery


  • This player model is frequently used in dark maps such as Prodigy, Nuke and Oilrig.
  • The game file name for this player model is "sas".
  • The SAS was not formed to fight terrorism at first. After the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, the British government turned to the SAS to answer the concerns of global terrorism. The SAS had already developed their status as the counter-revolutionary warfare unit at that time and they were turned into a Counter-Terrorism unit.
  • Previously an obscure regiment, the SAS came to prominence with their dramatic ending of a terrorist siege at the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980, where their zip line assault through the windows was broadcast live on both main British television channels in prime time on a public holiday.
  • Although the selection icon for the SAS in Condition Zero features them in a brown suit, the in-game model is light blue.
  • In Deleted Scenes, most of the levels where the player plays as the SAS are noticeably the hardest and the longest missions of the game.
  • The SAS units in Deleted Scenes speak with an English accent while the ones in Global Offensive speak with a Scottish accent and dialogue.
  • The SAS in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have 2 types of uniforms according to the in-game files (named ctm_sas_variate.mdl). The first is the original dark/light blue, while the second one is white camouflage, possibly either confirming that they are going to be included on a map in a future update which will have a snow setting or the white camo was cut from the game.
    • The white camouflage doesn't have separate hand models, using the original blue sleeves with black gloves instead. This can be seen in custom maps that use the white camo skin.
    • The Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom (where the SAS come from) is visible on the SAS playermodel's sleeve in some instances. Other times, it is the SAS emblem.
  • In Operation Phoenix, the FBI replaced the SAS as the Counter-Terrorists on Seaside.


  1. Sneaky beaky on the Urban Dictionary

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