Anti-Aircraft Gun (1987 Action Pack)
Remember the 80’s, when the Real American Hero line was still based in a not-too-distant future military style based on a great deal of cutting edge equipment, like anti-aircraft guns that could be strapped to a soldier’s back? Surely nothing so silly would have been released in Joe’s halcyon decade, right? Well, it was 1987, the same year that Cobra released its most isidious weapon to date, a vertical one-man driveway egder.
Little do most people know, this weapon is based in reality. The Dollar General Dynamics WTH-42, though an intriguing idea in theory, never made it past a working prototype stage, as it injured more operators than it did shoot down potential targets. Testers and army doctors not so lovingly referred to it as the “lumbar strainer”, the “sacroiliac ruiner” and even “widowmaker.” Naturally, the Department of Defense passed on its use within the regular armed forces. They had no compunction about lending the design to Hasbro, on the grounds that they never reveal its real life origins. Through the Freedom of Misinformation Act, now the story can be told.
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