In 1974, Palitoy released both the Action Man Helicopter and the Turbo Copter, but what’s an aircraft without a pilot? So in 1975, they decided to release their first Helicopter Pilot intended for both vehicles as well as the 1978 Combat Plane that came a few years later.
A second version came out in 1981 with differences not only to his costume, but to the key figure itself. The flocked hair stuck, but they added an eye-catching element: Action Man with Eagle Eyes.
Features of Helicopter Pilot
|Blue overall flight suit with orange velour-type stripes on the side||American 1st Cavalry type green overall flight suit with yellow velour-type stripes on the side with a single middle stitch|
|Flock hair||Flock hair and Eagle Eyes|
|Gripping hands||Gripping hands and dynamic physique|
|Orange scarf||Yellow scarf|
|Black boots||Black boots|
|White helmet with brown strap with face mask and goggles||Dark green helmet with a bright green visor and dark face mask|
|Roundal badge and Action Man lettering sticker on helmet||Prominent embedding on sides and top of helmet|
|Star card||Star card|
|Hand cup||Hand cup|
|Equipment manual||Equipment manual|