HEAVY DUTY (v1)
HEAVY ORDNANCE TROOPER
Series: Ten (1991)
Heavy Duty was released carded as part of the tenth series (1991). He was discontinued domestically in 1992.
Heavy Duty came with a green backpack, a green launcher base, a red missile site, a black center mount cannon, two green spring-loaded side-mount missile launchers, and two light green missiles.
The two missile launchers attached to the sides of the ammo box. The gun barrels attached to the top of the ammo box, the backpack attached to the bar at the back of the ammo box, and the site fit into the backpack's post.
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Primary Specialty: Laser Weapons Systems Operator (11H)
Secondary Specialty: Indirect Fire Infantryman (11C)
Licensed to operate: Mobile Battle Bunker, Hammer, General.
A classical guitarist in his spare time, HEAVY DUTY sees little difference between playing Bach's "Two Part Invention in D Minor" and operating his Man-Portable Heavy Weapons System. They both require right and left hand independence, exceptional hand-eye coordination and the ability to concentrate simultaneously on two or more complex operations. To him, playing Bach correctly and hitting a distant, fast-moving target are two sides of the same coin. It also represents his cultural refinement.
"Let's say you zap a laser-guided missile at a tank. You try to keep your laser-guided designator dot on that tank for the entire run of the missile while that tank commander is popping caps at you. If you move, the laser dot disappears from the tank and your missile wanders astray. Heavy Duty carries enough extra firepower to shut down the enemy while his missiles are running. And Heavy Duty doesn't duck for ANYBODY!"
There exist two versions of Heavy Duty's missiles - some have a longer tip than others. However, this may only be an international variation.
Heavy Duty's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
Heavy Duty was released in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Versions of Heavy Duty
Note that while some Heavy Dutys have a file name of Lamont Morris and some have a file name of Hershel Dalton, all seem to have a basis on the same character.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Heavy Duty (v1).
Original Retail: $2.60
Hasbro Product: 6586
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #288
Tomart's Guide: #GI6507
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 176 (1st Ed.), Pg. 231 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a