Series: Nine (1990)
Salvo was released carded as part of the ninth series (1990). He was discontinued domestically in 1991.
Salvo came with a brown helmet, a brown missile backpack, a brown mine launcher, a black cache, five brown missiles, and five brown mines.
Birthplace: Arlington, Virginia
Primary Specialty: Anti-Armor Trooper
Secondary Specialty: TOW/Dragon Repair Technician
SALVO has a deep distrust for high-tech weapons with laser range-finders, targeting computers, and micro-circuit, heat-seeking detonation components. Such complexity makes them inherently unreliable, especially in chaotic battlefield conditions where dependability is the name of the game. Salvo prefers to carry great quantities of conventional weaponry to overwhelm enemy forces with massive expenditures of sheer firepower rather than battle them with sophisticated electronic hardware.
"Salvo doesn't believe in wasting perfectly good ammunition on wooden targets on firing ranges. Instead, he'd rather test his anti-armor projectiles on actual enemy tanks and armored personnel carriers, such as the Cobra H.I.S.S. II. Nothing aggravates Salvo more than to go out on patrol and not find any Cobra targets to blow away. That would mean he'd have to lug all his unused ordnance back to G.I. Joe headquarters, and he doesn't enjoy that at all!"
No variations of Salvo (v1) are known to exist.
Salvo's body is entirely original - no parts were taken from other figures.
Salvo's arms, chest, waist, and legs were re-used to create Big Brawler (v2 Tiger Force) (2003).
Salvo was also released in China.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Salvo (v1).
Original Retail: $2.55
Hasbro Product: 6567
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #261
Tomart's Guide: #GI6329
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 158 (1st Ed.), Pg. 214 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a