The Nilco Short Fuse, mortar soldier, was licensed by Nilco for sale in Egypt. This figure was created using the mold of the U.S.-release 82-83 swivel-arm Short-Fuze v1.5. Out of the package, these figures would be just about identical to the U.S. version. Nilco figures are quality. The filecards and card design are unique, although it does use the same painted image of the Short Fuse as the U.S. release.
Note the spelling difference. The original U.S. v1.5 figure is spelled Short-Fuze (1 word, hyphenated, with a Z). The Nilco version is Short Fuse (2 words, no hyphen, with an S). It is the same character, same mold, with 2 different spellings of the same name.