the Falcon Glider

The Falcon Glider is a simple, basic glider that was adopted by the Joe team for use in missions where air support is required, but powered vehicles are simply not available - or not an option. Of course, the Falcon can also be utilized for emergency air insertions or other missions where stealth is key. The Falcon Glider can move at up to ninety miles per hour (intensity 3 flight), and has an effective material strength of 4.

As a glider, it will lose one story of altitude every exchange it is in use, unless the pilot can pass an average difficulty Agility action while gliding; this allows him or her to maintain his present altitude. In fact, skilled gliders can actually increase their altitude (with thermals and such) by passing a daunting difficulty Agility action; it's tricky, but not necessarily impossible to pull off.

The glider itself is a short, wide affair, covered in the standard Joe camouflage pattern - if green and blue - and marked with a bold, powerful GI Joe logo across the back. Also, like its Cobra counterpart, the Falcon is equipped with two rapid-fire, 30mm cannons in the control rig that can be fired to inflict damage per a +5 weapon with each deadly burst - but have only a few exchanges worth of ammunition.

Furthermore, the glider's harness is built so that the pilot can fly it one handed, and fire a personal weapon with his other hand; this causes the pilot to control the glider at an increased difficulty level. Usually, the highly trained pilots of these attack gliders don't bother with this maneuver until they've expended the ammunition contained within the glider's inherent weapons, in that it's easier to attack a foe with those first.

1983 Variations

the Viper Glider

As indicated above, Cobra has its own version of the Falcon glider, which it has named the Viper glider. Built from stolen GI Joe technical data, the Viper glider is functionally identical. However, it is covered in a blue and black camouflage pattern instead of GI Joe's blue and green, and has two large Cobra logos painted onto the top. This sort of defeats the purpose of camouflage, but it at least looks impressive!

Extra Goodies:

Falcon Saga System 13 Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the Falcon Glider:

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Cobra directories featuring a version of the Falcon Glider:

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