ACTION MAN

Australian Jungle Fighter 1973

Period: Flock Head / Eagle Eyes

Dates: 1973 until c.1978

Cat No: 34144


Action Man Australian Jungle Fighter SOTW

Australian Jungle Fighter Description:

The basic Action Man figure, could be accessorised with one of these popular uniforms from the range entitled "Soldiers of the World". They were re-branded from 'Soldiers of the Century' with a few differences. They included this new Australian Jungle Fighter (replacing the former one), British Infantryman, German Stormtrooper, French Resistance Fighter and (new) French Foreign Legion, and (new) German Staff Officer. Sets were available in one complete set, or on two 'half cards'. Also included with the set was the 'Intelligence Manual' - showing line drawings of all the 'Soldiers of the World', their equipment and a brief summary of their exploits. The 1973 uniform differed from the other earlier uniform, generally by wearing a different jacket, long trousers instead of shorts and carrying a Sterling sub machine gun. He was absent from the 1977 Equipment Manual, but re-emerged for only 1978.

Action Man Soldiers of the Century Range:

34144:

ACTION MAN AUSTRALIAN JUNGLE FIGHTER SET: Jacket, trousers, belt, campaign hat, boots (short brown), Flame thrower (camo), machete, sheath, Sterling sun machine gun and clip, ammo belt, Equipment Manual, Intelligence Manual.

34307:

ACTION MAN AUSTRALIAN JUNGLE FIGHTER SET: Jacket, trousers, belt, campaign hat, boots (short brown), Flame thrower (camo), machete, sheath, Sterling sun machine gun and clip, ammo belt, Equipment Manual, Intelligence Manual.

Action Man Australian Jungle Fighter Equipment 'Half' Cards:

TBA:

ACTION MAN AUSTRALIAN JUNGLE FIGHTER UNIFORM: Jacket, belt, trousers, campaign hat, boots (short brown), Intelligence Manual, Equipment Manual.

34251:

ACTION MAN AUSTRALIAN JUNGLE FIGHTER EQUIPMENT: Flame thrower (camo), machete, sheath, grenades, ammo belt, Sterling sub machine gun and clip, Equipment Manual, Intelligence Manual.

Notes:

The Action Man Australian Jungle Fighter appeared in 1967 within the 'Soldiers of the Century' (SOTC) range and re-appeared redesigned for the later 'Soldiers of the World' range, most notably donning a new jacket and trousers in a lighter fabric. This fabric tends to fade in natural light. The VC medal was dropped as was the entrenching tool. The Sterling was borrowed from the other sets of the time and he gained an ammo belt, we assume for a machine gun. The machete should have a brown handle and tan sheath. The peak of the hat should be worn to the right. Components of uniform and weapons were also available on accessory cards.

1973 Action Man 'Soldiers of the World' (SOTW) Australian Jungle Fighter

Action Man Australian Jungle Fighter

1973 Action Man 'Soldiers of the World' (SOTW) Australian Jungle Fighter hat

Action Man Australian Jungle Fighter machete and sheath

Action Man Australian Jungle Fighter Flamethrower head

1973 Action Man Sterling sub machine gun

Action Man Sterling Machine Gun

Australian Jungle Fighter rear view

1973 Action Man 'Soldiers of the World' (SOTW) Australian Jungle Fighter

Action Man Australian Jungle Fighter flame thrower

Australian Jungle Flame Thrower

Action Man Australian Jungle Fighter boots

1973 Action Man Official Equipment Manual

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1973

Action Man Sets and Equipment Cards

 

ACTION MAN AUSTRALIAN JUNGLE FIGHTER SET 34144

AUSTRALIAN JUNGLE FIGHTER WEAPONS 34251


Action Man Intelligence Manual Pages

 

Action Man Soldiers of the Century Intelligence Manual

Intelligence Manual Australian Jungle Fighter