ACTION MAN

Russian Infantryman 1967

Period: Painted Head

Dates: 1968 until c.1969

Cat No: 34112


Description:

The basic Action Man Action Soldier figure from 1966, could be accessorised with one of these popular uniforms from the range entitled "Soldiers of the Century" that first appeared in c.1967 and appear in the 1968 Equipment Manual. They included the British Infantryman, German Stormtrooper, Russian Infantryman, Australian Jungle Fighter, French Resistance Fighter and American Green Beret. All 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 Century', their equipment and a brief summary of their exploits.

Soldiers of the Century Range:

34112:

RUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN SET: Jacket, trousers, jackboots, fur-lined hat, belt, field glasses (elastic strap), case, D.P. light machine gun, bi-pod, magazine, ammo box, 2 x grenades, Order of Lenin Medal, Equipment Manual, Intelligence Manual.

Equipment 'Half' Cards:

34223:

RUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN UNIFORM: Jacket, trousers, jackboots, hat. Intelligence Manual, Equipment Manual.

34213:

RUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN EQUIPMENT: Field glasses (elastic strap), case, D.P. light machine gun, bi-pod, magazine, ammo box, 2 x grenades, Order of Lenin Medal, Equipment Manual, Intelligence Manual.

 

Notes:

The Russian Infantryman appeared in 1967 within the 'Soldiers of the Century' (SOTC) range and didn't make the cut into the later 'Soldiers of the World' range - being dropped in favour of the French Foreign Legion it seems. The sets only appear in the 1968 Equipment Manual and is one of the rarer of issues to find undamaged. The machine gun bi-pod is often missing or broken and the binoculars case can also be a casualty. Components of uniform and weapons were also available on accessory cards.

40th Range

1967 Action Man 'Soldiers of the Century' (SOTC) Russian Infantryman

Action Man Russian Infantryman

1967 Action Man 'Soldiers of the Century' (SOTC) Russian Infantryman rear

Action Man Russian Infantryman

1967 Action Man Russian Infantryman binoculars and case

Action Man Russian Infantryman Binoculars case

Action Man Order of Lenin Medal

Action Man Order of Lenin Medal

Action Man Russian Infantryman cloth cap from later 'Quartermaster' Card

Action Man Russian Soldier

Action Man Russian Infantryman uniform shoulder tabs and button variations

Action Man Russian Soldier

Action Man Russian Infantryman weapons

Action Man Russian Soldier weapons

Action Man Russian Infantryman Hat

Action Man Russian Soldier Hat

Action Man Sets and Equipment Cards

 

RUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN SET 34112 (image courtesy Vectis Auctions)

Rear of box (Soldiers of the Century)

RUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN SET 34112

ACCESSORIES 34213

UNIFORM 34223

Back of Soldiers of the Century Card

soldiers of the century card

1968 Action Man Official Equipment Manual

Action Man Official Equipment Manual 1968

Action Man Intelligence Manual Pages

 

Action Man Soldiers of the Century Intelligence Manual

Intelligence Manual Russian Infantryman