Period: Painted Head
Dates: 1966 until 1968/9
Cat No: Various
Brown boots are needed from the basic figure.
"Kit out your Action Man for every phase of military service with these authentic true-scale equipment sets", read the Equipment Manual. The Beachhead Assault figure (name derived from the 'Beachhead Assault' accessories), is basically an accessorised Action Soldier. The accessories could be bought separately and included:
ACTION MAN BEACHHEAD ASSAULT JUNGLE TUNIC: Camo tunic.
ACTION MAN BEACHHEAD ASSAULT JUNGLE PANTS: Camo pants (trousers).
ACTION MAN BEACHHEAD ASSAULT FLAME THROWER: Flame thrower with three tanks metal clip and gun.
ACTION MAN COMBAT HELMET SET: Helmet, camo netting, plastic foliage.
The Action Man 'Beachhead Jungle Camouflage' Soldier is a fully accessorised Action Soldier. The Action Man Beachhead 'jungle camo' was basically a copy of a GI Joe 'Marine' - a figure that did not make the crossing from the US. Other accessories such as pistol belt, water bottle etc. could also be added to suit one's own taste. Many other accessories were available for pocket money prices, and it would have taken a few trips to the toy shop to get a completely kitted out Soldier. The Army Manual (that was included with the boxed Action Soldier) had details of how to set up this figure, and the accessories available.