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Sas beach head assault; cat. no. 934880 - SPECIAL OPERATIONS


  • Object:

    Sas beach head assault; cat. no. 934880

  • Date:

    ca. 1980 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    injection moulded plastic

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1. box lid, card printed in colours to show the title, maker's details and an illustration of men in the boat; colour background is red with orange and yellow stripes. This is in common with the other SPECIAL OPERATIONS packaging.
2. box base, plain brown card
3,4 box inserts, plain brown card
5. Gemini Assault Craft, moulded black plastic
6. outboard motor, battery operated, moulded black plastic
7. transom to support the motor, moulded black plastic
8. paddle, moulded black plastic
9. reversible Survival Tent, black, orange and clear soft plastic
10. life jacket, soft black plastic
11. SIG rifle, moulded blue plastic
12. detachable Infra-red Sights for rifle
13. Aldis Signalling Lamp, black and yellow plastic
14. Very Pistol, moulded grey plastic
15. Sextant, moulded gold plastic
16. Entrenching Tool, moulded black plastic
17. Bipod for rifle, moulded black plastic
18. staff, moulded black plastic
19. sheet of decals, printed in colours
20. sheet of instructions for assembling boat, motor and tent and placing the decals; on the reverse side is a cartoon of all the types of SAS strike force
21. Action Man star collection booklet
The following are identical to items supplied with the Beach Head Attack, however, the colour is a drab khaki and the decals consist of a griffon's head on red and white stripes which appear to show the letter W; the markings AM61129W are also included on some decals.
22. Gemini craft, painted drab khaki over the black moulded plastic. It is decorated with various decals.
23. survival tent, moulded from the same colour plastic with similar decals
24. bag containing additional equipment including the outboard motor and weaponry


ca. 1980 (made)

Materials and Techniques

injection moulded plastic


Height: 10.7 cm, Width: 33 cm, Circumference: 43.8 cm

Object history note

References: ACTION MAN ® Registered Trademark of CPG Products Corp. USA. Manufactured in England for the Palitoy Company, Coalville, Leicester under agreement from CPG Products Corp USA

The MM mark of Miro Meccano is included

Descriptive line

SAS Beach Head Assault;Hong Kong; c.1980

Production Note

Made by: Palitoy Co.


Museum of Childhood

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