the Flight Pod

Cobra Flight Pods, also known as Trubble Bubbles, are one-man aerial vehicles. They primarily consist of a control chair strapped to dual jets, which provide lift and propulsion, and give their operators the ability to see for a wide distance around them in all directions.

Heavily armed for such a small ride, the Flight Pod is an excellent choice for patrol or surveillance operations, or simply when attempting to attain the high ground in a given conflict. Cobra's Flight Pods are equipped with the following features and vehicular characteristics:

C
Ex 20
S
Ty 6
B
Gd 10
P
Ty 6

30mm Cannon: the primary armament on the Flight Pod, this front-mounted gun can be used to harrass targets on the ground or in the air! It can be fired to inflict Excellent (20) Shooting damage in a short burst, or Remarkable (30) Shooting damage during sustained fire.

Domed Canopy: this transparent dome covers the top half of the Flight Pod, accounting for its Protection rating. While it can be targeted easily enough, it is designed to remain mostly intact, and will not give the vehicle's operator a face full of shattered glass when broken.

Flight / Levitation: the twin turbofan engines on the Flight Pod allow it to vertically take off and land, allowing a lot of them to be stored in a relatively small space. They can fly anywhere from zero to eighty miles per hour, giving them Typical (6) flight and levitation.

SNK-7 Aerial Mine: each Flight Pod can be programmed remotely to drop one of these devices, instead of holding a passenger. They hover in place via retro rockets, and detonate on contact with something to inflict Incredible (40) Edged Attack (fragmentary) damage.

Warlock LR-3.8 Missiles: one of these small, laser-guided projectiles are mounted on each side of the Flight Pod. They can inflict +1 CS damage if both are used (and hit) a singular foe, but otherwise function in the following manner:

C
Gd 10
S
Am 50
B
Gd 10
Damage
Excellent (20) Edged Attack (fragmentary)

1997 Variations

While the original Flight Pod was available in an off-white color scheme, the 1997 model came in a white and gray camouflage pattern, and a tinted dome canopy. Other than this, however, the second release of the Flight Pod is functionally identical to the original model.

2008 Variations

When reissued in 2008, the Flight Pod came in two different colors: the original off-white, and Cobra blue. Despite being visually refreshed, and having the mechanical components modernized slightly, these Flight Pods are functionally the same as the first.

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Cobra directories featuring a version of Flight Pod:

  1985 1997 2008  

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