Period: Flock Head
Dates: 1973 until c.1976
Cat No: 34246
The Action Man Turbo Copter is described by Palitoy in the 1973 Action Man Equipment Manual: "Strap on Turbo Copter with realistic rotor action" and "Realistic rotor jet with ratchet operated rotor (N.B. Does not fly)." An orange side lever would be repeatedly pressed in to operate the rotor blades. The new gripping hands of 1973 were the ideal instrument with which to hang on!
The Action Man Turbo Copter is a very common accessory which has two main variants - earlier version has buckle and straps akin to the parachute harness of the Red Devil Parachutist. The later version gained plastic straps. The rotor blades are detachable. The had grips can be broken.