Contrary to my initial hypothesis, this blaster does NOT appear to launch water-propelled darts. Rather, it appears to be a combination blaster that can shoot darts OR water, reminding me of the Nerf: Switchshots series from ~2000. I am unclear if there is a selector switch or not.
Stumbled across another Nerf Super Soaker water blaster model I haven’t come across before on this Swiss website – the Nerf Super Soaker Rebelle Infinity Fire
Looks like it’s a pump-action water blaster, but meant to be braced against one’s shoulder (slightly) to provide more stability/power when using? Not sure how much better it will perform compared to older models like the Nerf Super Soaker Rebelle Blue Crush.
Here’s a rather different piece of Super Soaker history. Not really sure how many copies of this book were printed, but this book, by Al Davis (one of the co-founders of Larami Corp. together with Myung Song), gives his personal recounts of how he saw the Super Soaker come to life as well as other insights about life at Larami pre- and post- Super Soaker.
I haven’t finished reading the book, yet. Will post more on this once I do.