the GI Joe Battle Copter

The GI Joe team is always trying out new hardware, and they had the opportunity when the Air Commandos gliders proved inadequate for a few mission profiles here and there. To this end, they decided to test out a small, man-portable helicopter for use in emergencies.

Though it does not possess the stealth capabilities of the Air Commandos gliders, what with it having a powered engine and making a considerable racket, these Battle Copters are at least not at the mercy of prevailing weather conditions, like a lack of updrafts.

The Battle Copters devised by the GI Joe team are capable of flying at approximately 90 miles per hour, thanks to their 'impact-proof', full throttle power plants. Their lightweight and flexible, aerodynamic design doesn't hurt in this regard, either.

The GI Joe Battle Copters are rather small affairs, essentially being back-mounted air vehicles. They can be assembled in the field with just a minute or so of work, and disassembled with similar alacrity. They function with these vehicular characteristics:

C
Ty 6
S
Ty 6
B
Gd 10
P
Sh 0

1991 Variations

the Cobra Battle Copter

As it turned out, Cobra got their hands on a few of GI Joe's prototype Battle Copters, and quickly devised their own versions of the thing. These knock-offs are almost identical to the originals, save for subtle decal differences and the coloration on the rotors themselves.

1992 Variations

the GI Joe Battle Copter

As they further tested out their Battle Copters, GI Joe ironed out a few kinks here and there, producing a somewhat more reliable ride. Those Battle Copters that are so modified feature a black paint job, as opposed to the unpainted metal look of their predecessors.

the Cobra Battle Copter

As is their wont, Cobra seized numerous upgraded GI Joe Battle Copters to further their own development of the back-mounted flight technology, and copied their refinements into their own. Even more blatant in their theft, Cobra also painted these Battle Copters black.

Extra Goodies:

the GI Joe Battle Copter Universal Heroes Text File Download

GI Joe directories featuring a version of the GI Joe Battle Copter:

  1991 1992  

Cobra directories featuring a version of the Cobra Battle Copter:

  1991 1992  

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