Period: Eagle Eyes
Dates: c.1979 until c.1981
Cat No: 34300
This Action Man uniform set was based on a style of the Russian Infantry greatcoat used in World War Two. Part of the 'International' Range the uniform was made of a lightweight material and came only with helmet and boots. The 'Internationals range' was a basic stripped down version of previous uniforms, and some new content. Launched on blister packs in 1979 they included a (new) Russian Infantryman, Afrika Korps, German Paratrooper and USMC, UN Peace Force and familiar Red Devil Parachutist basics.
ACTION MAN RUSSIAN INFANTRY OUTFIT: Coat, breeches, helmet, boots.
The current Action Man figure at the time of launch in 1979 was an Eagle Eye dynamic body as shown in the images. No webbing was issued with the 'International' range of outfits - such items would be bought separately on equipment cards of the time. We show a weapon added for effect. The Russian uniform is of a particularly poor quality - one cuff is sewn inside out on our model, and the printed burgundy patches on collar and shoulder boards is not as effective as earlier techiques used on outfits. It features cheaper unhemmed flaps to the dummy pockets. The breeches have elasticated stirrips. It is perhaps best mixed with the original Russian Infantryman of the Soldiers of the Century range of the late 1960s.