Period: Flock Head / Eagle Eye
Dates: 1974 until c.1979
Cat No: 34261
Special mission Pod with connectors
Bren machine gun with bi-pod
Black inflatable dingy with rope and anchor
Paddle (black with yellow tip)
The Action Man Special Mission Pod was very popular and a great way to get all the accessories Action Man needed for a Commando stealth mission 'by Helicopter'. It featured two half cylinders that fitted together and were secured by two yellow plastic hoops, in turn joined together by yellow string. Inside was an inflatable black dinghy (of the type similiar to that included in the Sabotage set*) and a Bren machine gun and other basic accessories. It first launched in the 1974 equipment manual up to 1978's.
The Action Man Special Mission pod is not rare. The stickers can become damaged. The Bren bi-pod is detachable / fold-able, but is something that can be found broken more often that not. It was also available on equipment cards, as were the other accessories in this set. *Unlike the Sabotage set's dinghy, the Special Mission Pod dinghy seems to have been supplied without the paddle stowage loops, but it is not documented as such anywhere at present. A later version c.1977 had a redesigned top circular sticker replacing the fluorescent one.orange.