BAF = UK Action Man small figures (a la GI Joe)
So, in the UK, Action Man = GI Joe.
When GI Joe switched from 12" to 3.75" figures in '82, Action Man followed with BAF being Action Man's version of 3.75" figures.
The toys were made by Palitoy and there was some weird stuff, man.
Eventually to save on cost, BAF turned their bad guy Baron whoosiswhatsus into Cobra Commander so that Palitoy could re-release Cobra toys to the UK kiddies!
The Cobra HISS Tank = BAF Cobra Hyena!http://www.actionforce.org/battlescans/Battle_15.jpg
More info here:www.actionforce.org