1989 Cobra Personnel and Equipment


Aero-Vipers: pilots of Cobra's Condor Z-25 Fighter-Bomber, the Aero-Vipers corps constantly train their bodies to withstand the same punishment that their Strato-Viper counterparts can absorb - but they manage to do so without surgical augmentation! Availability:

Aero-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Aero-Vipers (4C System)

Aero-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

Alley-Vipers: Cobras who excel in urban combat, Alley-Vipers spearhead that organization's inner-city warfare initiatives. Strong, tough, and brutal, Alley-Vipers are notorious for the heinous crimes they commit while active in high population areas. Availability:

Alley-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Alley-Vipers (4C System)

Alley-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

Frag-Vipers: those Cobra operatives with a particularly good arm are often trained to become Frag-Vipers. These merciless athletes, aided by advanced Cobra technology, stealthily fling grenades at their foes, making them the bane of GI Joe operations! Availability:

Frag-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Frag-Vipers (4C System)

Frag-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

HEAT-Vipers: Cobra's anti-armor specialists, HEAT-Vipers (High-Explosive Anti-Tank) utilize the latest in wire-guided projectile technology. While their gear can flatten almost any armor, it takes guts to steer those missiles home while GI Joe fires on them! Availability:

HEAT-Vipers (MSH Classic)

HEAT-Vipers (4C System)

HEAT-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

Night-Vipers: equipped with a state-of-the-art sensor suite and a stealth uniform, Night-Vipers own the dark! Constantly training to dispatch Cobra's foes in the thick of the night, these vicious nocturnal warriors are almost useless during in the daylight. Availability:

Night-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Night-Vipers (4C System)

Night-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

Track-Vipers: when Cobra minted a massive overhaul to their venerable line of HISS tanks, they had to train up a new class of Viper to operate them! Enter the Track-Viper: not quite as skilled as the old HISS Drivers, but a lot more expendable in comparison! Availability:

Track-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Track-Vipers (4C System)

Track-Vipers (Marvel Saga)


Gnawgahyde: a foul-smelling card cheat and a reprehensible sort, Gnawgahyde was a perfect candidate for Dreadnok membership. After they brought him into the fold, he quickly made himself at home, earning the gang plenty of money with his poaching! Availability:

Gnawgahyde (MSH Classic)

Gnawgahyde (4C System)

Gnawgahyde (Marvel Saga)

Iron Grenadiers:

Annihilators: thanks to the heli-pack assigned to each Annihlator, these airborne soldiers may be instantly deployed from any location! Serving as Destro's personal bodyguards, Annihlators work together to guarantee his safety - and that of their paychecks! Availability:

Annihilators (MSH Classic)

Annihilators (4C System)

Annihilators (Marvel Saga)

Darklon: a unique villain in Cobra's orbit, Darklon is the leader of his very own, albeit tiny European nation: Darklonia! An unrepentant mercenary, privateer, and investment banker, Darklon has continued his crime spree unabated thanks to diplomatic immunity! Availability:

Darklon (MSH Classic)

Darklon (4C System)

Darklon (Marvel Saga)

TARGATs: the Trans-Atmospheric Rapid Global Assault Troopers are deployed from orbit via space-born personnel carriers. Returning to the earth as weaponized meteors, they strike utter fear into whoever has irked the ire of the Iron Grenadiers' clients! Availability:

TARGATs (MSH Classic)

TARGATs (4C System)

TARGATs (Marvel Saga)

Wild Boars: those elite Iron Grenadiers who show a predilection for vehicular combat over leadership are often offered a position amongst the Wild Boars. The reward for serving Destro in this capacity, in addition to more pay, is the use of a Razorback! Availability:

Wild Boars (MSH Classic)

Wild Boars (4C System)

Wild Boars (Marvel Saga)

Python Patrol:

Copperhead: an unsuccessful speedboat racer who bet on himself too often, Copperhead found working for Cobra a great way to pay off his gambling debts. Of course, he enjoys numerous other advantages of being on that organization's payroll, as well! Availability:

Copperhead (MSH Classic)

Copperhead (4C System)

Copperhead (Marvel Saga)

Pythons: Cobras with a proven track record of success are often inducted into the Python Patrol. Given additional training and a special wraith suit that makes them invisible to radio waves and infrared light, they make excellent stealth operatives. Availability:

Cobra (MSH Classic)

Cobra (4C System)

Cobra (Marvel Saga)

the Python Guard: Cobra's elite shock troops, the Crimson Guard are expert infiltrators and saboteurs. Possessing advanced degrees in addition to their subversive training, those targeted by the Guard rarely, if ever, see them coming. Availability:

the Crimson Guard (MSH Classic)

the Crimson Guard (4C System)

the Crimson Guard (Marvel Saga)

Python Officers: the Patrol's middle management, Python Officers relay orders from the Cobra Command to their underlings, and lead squads on missions when necessary. So they're basically like regular Cobra Officers, except that they get paid better! Availability:

Python Officers (MSH Classic)

Python Officers (4C System)

Python Officers (Marvel Saga)

Python Tele-Vipers: vital cogs in Cobra operations, Python Tele-Vipers are the men and women who relay messages back and forth between the Cobra command and its subordinates. As such, it's rare to see Cobra's leadership without a Python Tele-Viper handy. Availability:

Tele-Vipers (MSH Classic)

Tele-Vipers (4C System)

Tele-Vipers (Marvel Saga)

Python Vipers: those Cobras who show great promise as combatants are often promoted to that organization's light infantry: the Vipers! These thoroughly trained, highly motivated, and well-equipped operatives are a serious threat to freedom world-wide! Availability:

Vipers (MSH Classic)

Vipers (4C System)

Vipers (Marvel Saga)


the Condor Z-25: an advanced, dual-purpose aircraft, the Condor Z-25 primarly acts as a high-altitude bomber in its default mode. When it is accosted, however, it can split into two distinct fighter craft, each of which has its own, unique characteristics! Availability:

the Condor Z-25 (MSH Classic)

the Condor Z-25 (4C System)

the Condor Z-25 (Marvel Saga)

the Devastator: resembling something akin to a souped-up trike, the Devastator features three treads which propel it on or off the road. Armed with twinned 50 cal cannons and four surface-to-surface missiles, it can inflict astounding damage for its size. Availability:

the Devastator (MSH Classic)

the Devastator (4C System)

the Devastator (Marvel Saga)

the Fully Armed Negator Gyrocopter, Mark 2: the FANG is is one of Cobra's main air support vehicles. Heavily armed for an airborne vehicle its size, the FANG is highly maneuverable tiltrotor aircraft, and deadly in the hands of a skilled pilot. Availability:

the Fully Armed Negator Gyrocopter, Mark 2 (MSH Classic)

the Fully Armed Negator Gyrocopter, Mark 2 (4C System)

the Fully Armed Negator Gyrocopter, Mark 2 (Marvel Saga)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 2: a completely upgraded version of Cobra's classic ground armr, the Mark 2 HISS features a two-man cockpit, a greater passenger capacity, an even deadilier turret, and additional weapon systems the original lacks entirely! Availability:

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 2 (MSH Classic)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 2 (4C System)

the High Speed Sentry, Mark 2 (Marvel Saga)

the Hovercraft: built on a platform two yards sqare, Cobra's Hovercraft glides atop any surface thanks to a bottom-mounted ducted fan, careens forward via two more mounted on its rear, and has enough armaments to defend virtually any Cobra shoreline! Availability:

the Hovercraft (MSH Classic)

the Hovercraft (4C System)

the Hovercraft (Marvel Saga)

Iron Grenadiers:

the Evader: something of an armored, recumbent motorcycle, the Evader is Darklon's personal vehicle. Built for speed as much as it is durability, Darklon can use his mean ride to ferry materials as well as to engage in vehicle-to-vehicle combat! Availability:

the Evader (MSH Classic)

the Evader (4C System)

the Evader (Marvel Saga)

the Razorback: built for vehicle-to-vehicle combat, the Razorback is an excellent complement to Destro's DEMONs. Heavily armed and armored, and capable of seizing the high ground in most firefights, the Razorback lets Iron Grenadiers dominate the battlefield! Availability:

the Razorback (MSH Classic)

the Razorback (4C System)

the Razorback (Marvel Saga)

Python Patrol:

the Python ASP: a towable weapon system equipped with two Eliminator cannons, the Assault System Pod, or ASP, is a menace to all Cobra's enemies. Capable of striking foes on land, sea, or air, the ASP excels for providing security or fire superiority! Availability:

the ASP (MSH Classic)

ASP (4C System)

ASP (Marvel Saga)

the Python Conquest: after acquiring several of GI Joe's Conquest X-30 aircraft, Cobra repurposed them for their Python Patrol! Thus, these modified Python Conquest X-30 aircraft are just as effective as the original, with added stealth capability! Availability:

the Python X-30 (MSH Classic)

the Python X-30 (4C System)

the Python X-30 (Marvel Saga)

the Python Stun: the vehicle of choice for the Cobra Recon and Perimeter Defense Forces, the Stun is a three-wheeled, off-road vehicle. Lightly armored but heavily armed, the Stun has been augmented by the Python Patrol to also be virtually undetectable! Availability:

the Python Stun (MSH Classic)

the Python Stun (4C System)

the Python Stun (Marvel Saga)

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