Due to the nature of crime in favelas, BOPE units have extensive experience in urban warfare as well as progression in confined and restricted environments. It also utilizes equipment deemed more powerful than traditional civilian law enforcement, such as weapons chambered in .50 BMG
The force has a fleet of armored vehicles, which are known as "Pacificador" (Peacemaker), or "Caveirão"1 (Big Skull). These vehicles are used in operations in the slums (favelas) where BOPE faces intense conflicts with drug dealers. They are equipped with heavy armament: firing ports for IMBEL MD2 rifle variants of the FN FAL, or the H&K G3 rifle, and in the back and front, .50 caliber machine guns.
These vehicles are also used as ambulances, when wounded officers need evacuation from an area exposed to enemy fire.
Equipment used by BOPE:
Benelli M3 shotgun
Pistol Taurus PT 92
Pistol Taurus PT 100
HK MP5 and MP5K
The origins of BOPE date back to January 19, 1979. It was originally named Núcleo da Companhia de Operações Especiais (Special Operations Company Nucleus or NuCOE) and was un...
Kids are on a bus having a normal conversation on their way back from a lacrosse game. All the sudden Will "suicide mission" Simpson jumps over the seat in a swift ninja-like movement like a kamikaze (which is suprising for his size) and yells "Bope!" At the top of his lungs so everyone hears it., including the coaches.
Jodie Buccieri: Colin Markey in all 14 years of my illustrious teaching career I have never taught someone so obnoxius
Colin Markey: Bope!!!!!!!!!!!
Lotis: yeah, they NEVER talk to each other, it's so bope!
Bill: did you eat all my cookies?!
Simon: *looks around* BOPE!!!!!
Sam: yo, that was an awesome movie!
Zack: yeah, it was bopetastic!!!
"Hey man, just take the bope."
What the fuck?
Noun: The Bope: this is a person who is just great at everything, it's very difficult to find something they are not the best at.
Adj: means great, awesome, the best, there's nothign better.
adj: That shit is bope, some of the sickest music i've ever heard.