Period: Painted Head
Dates: 1966 until 1968/9
Cat No: Various
Scaled for the basic Action Soldier figure.
"Kit out your Action Man for every phase of military service with these authentic true-scale equipment sets", read the Equipment Manual. The Bivouac Set cards of 1968, are basically accessories for the Action Soldier. Tent folding and assembly instructions were contained in the Action Soldier's 'Army Manual'. The accessories could be bought separately and included:
ACTION MAN BIVOUAC SLEEPING BAG SET: Zippered sleeping bag, M-1 rifle, bayonet, cartridge belt, 2 x quad cartridge sections, mess kit, knife, fork, spoon, canteen, canteen cover. Equipment Manual.
ACTION MAN BIVOUAC "DE LUXE" PUP TENT SET: Tent, tent poles, tent pegs, guy lines, camouflage netting, foliage, machine gun, tripod, ammo box (green). Equipment Manual.
ACTION MAN COMBAT SANDBAGS SET: 3 x sand bags.
The Action Man Bivouac 'De Luxe' Pup Tent and Sleeping Bag sets pictured below are a scale accessory for Action Man. The guy lines are missing in the images below. They loop round each peg. The sets are made from Palitoy choosing items from other smaller cards (see below). 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 Action Man Army Manual (that was included with the boxed Action Soldier) had details of how to set up figures, and the accessories available.