ACTION MAN

Pursuit Craft 1978

Period: Eagle Eye

Dates: 1978 until c1983

Cat No: 34783


Pursuit Craft

Pursuit Craft Contents:

Pursuit Craft parts list:

Cabin / steering wheel / seat

Wing and two engines

Wheeled landing gear and pontoon support

Pontoons x 2

Under-hanging cargo compartment and lid

Tail boom pair (left and right)

Stabiliser and two rudders

Winch handle / drum / string / hook

Label sheet

Instruction Sheet (L576)

Equipment manual

Action Man Pursuit Craft Description:

"An exciting new vehicle with four conversions. Seaplane, land car with tricycle undercarriage, VTOL plane or boat. Easy to assemble and convert". This Hasbro designed Action Man 'Transport Command' Pursuit Craft could be reconfigured into a few military vehicles thanks to swappable parts like floats (or 'pontoons'), tilting VTOL wing, cargo compartment and tri-wheeled undercarriage. A popular and common Action Man Eagle Eyes accessory. A separately available Pursuit Craft Pilot complemented the set up, also available from 1978. As the Action Man Pursuit Craft is in the last Equipment Manual of 1981 it would suggest it was available towards the end of production c.1983.

 

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Buy replacement Pursuit Craft stickers here

 

Notes:

This Hasbro-designed vehicle is common and is fairly robust too - not many are broken beyond practical use. The cargo compartment lid catch and lid can sometimes be missing as can the winch handle or hook. The sea craft twin floats and pontoon support do not attach particularly well as the other components, which cleverly slide together well. The sticker placement can be sometimes less than perfect if a child has decorated the craft themselves, but this can add to the charm (Buy a full set repro stickers here if you need to restore your craft). The GI Joe version of this vehicle was the 'Avenger' Pursuit Craft, and this other name was accidentally left on side two of the hastily converted instruction leaflet L576. The seat is shared with the helicopter. It can be configured as a Land Car, Sea, Craft, Sea Plane, Aircraft and VTOL aircraft.

Action Man Pursuit Craft and Pursuit Craft Pilot

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft Land Car option

Action Man Pursuit Craft car

Action Man Pursuit Craft aircraft option

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft Seaplane aircraft option

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft VTOL aircraft option

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft front

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft tail assembly

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft Instrument Panel

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft disassembled

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft cargo compartment with lid.

Action Man Pursuit Craft

 

Action Man Pursuit Craft Stickers

Action Man Pursuit Craft Winch and Hook

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft underside

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft Wing decals. Replacements here

Action Man Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Craft Box
(Image courtesy of Vectis Auctions)

Action Man Pursuit Craft Box

GIJoe version - Avenger Pursuit Craft Box

GIJoe Avenger Pursuit Craft

Action Man Pursuit Instructions (L576)

nstructionsAction Man Pursuit Craft Box

Action Man Pursuit Instructions

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