ACTION MAN

Royal Engineers 1981

Period: Eagle Eyes

Dates: 1981-c.83

Cat No: Various


Description:

The Royal Engineers was introduced in 1981 and is perhaps a more authentic attempt at a life-like battledress than the British Infantryman of the previous years - because of the detailed plastic webbing. It came with a non-working mine detector, but no metal mines to find like before! He was equipped with the soldier's favourite Lee Enfield Rifle and a 'commando knife' for helping dig out mines.

Action Man Royal Engineer:

34112 and 34374

ACTION MAN ROYAL ENGINEER: Battledress jacket, trousers, helmet, scarf, plastic webbing, water bottle, Lee Enfield rifle, commando knife, scabbard, mine detector, information leaflet. Equipment Manual.

 

Notes:

The Royal Engineer is one of the most attractive of later uniforms. As the mine detector did not work, the base of the detection head is very different to the preceding Mine Detection set of the 1960s. The weak joint issue still had no been address and as a result, many of these pieces are broken. The scarf (or 'muffler') is a nylon period issue and found in other sets of the period. The webbing belt can break at the buckle (like all plastic webbings) and the canteen was not silver, but a bottle green with this issue. The 'commando knife' and scabbard was held withing this webbing set. The battledress is of a thin material and the trousers have elasticated ankles. The 'current' Action Man in 1981 was the dynamic body Eagle Eyes figure.

Action Man Royal Engineers with mine detector

Action Man Royal Engineers

Action Man Royal Engineers 'commando knife'

Action Man Royal Engineers shoulder flashes

Action Man Royal Engineers headset

Action Man Royal Engineers rear view

Action Man Royal Engineers Lee Enfield rifle

Action Man Royal Engineers Soldier

Action Man Royal Engineers water bottle

Action Man Royal Engineers mine detector head underside


Action Man Royal Engineers Set

 

ACTION MAN ROYAL ENGINEERS 34112

1981 Action Man Official Equipment Manual

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1981

ACTION MAN ROYAL ENGINEERS 34112

ACTION MAN ROYAL ENGINEERS 34374