Period: Painted Head / Flock Head
Dates: 1969 until 1970
Cat No: 34120
Brown boots and fatigues 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 Infantry Support weapons (also known as 'Heavy Weapons'), is basically an accessorised Action Soldier. The accessories could be bought separately and included:
ACTION MAN INFANTRY SUPPORT WEAPONS SET: 81mm mortar, 3 x mortar rounds, M60 heavy machine gun, bi-pod, ammo strip, bullet-proof vest, mortar instructions. Equipment Manual.
ACTION MAN MACHINE GUN SET : M60 heavy machine gun, bi-pod, ammo strip, ammo box. Equipment Manual.
ACTION MAN 81MM MORTAR: 81mm mortar body, 3 x mortar rounds, bi-pod with elevation chain, base plate, mortar instructions. Equipment Manual.
The Action Man Infantry Support Weapons (Heavy Weapons) outfit is a fully accessorised Action Man Action Soldier. The vest often loses its grenades and hanging rings, and sometimes the epaulets. The machine gun and mortar are common, however the M60's bi-pod is more often than not broken. Many 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 Action Man accessories available.