With his zipped jacket and trousers with a large rectangular pocket on the left thigh, the Action Man Tank Commander is a perfect match for both the Scorpion and Iron Knight tanks.
When it first came out in 1974, it came with a blue fabric beret and no badge. Less than a year later, the beret was replaced by a black plastic one with a beret badge, which is easily damaged.
This would be the most common style of the vintage range Action Man Tank Commander.
Common Features – Tank Commander (Action Man)
Black beret with badge (initially blue fabric beret with no badge – rare)
- “Leather” jacket with fur collar (i.e. the leather is obviously just plastic)
- Green trousers with the same coloured belt holster
- .45 Colt pistol with leg tie
- Flare pistol
- Black boots
The uniform comes in a number of versions, so please check reference books for more information.