Updraft came with a gray helmet and a dark gray pistol.
Birthplace: Bismark, North Dakota
Primary Specialty: Retaliator Pilot
Secondary Specialty: Weapons Systems Officer
UPDRAFT led the American team to victory two years in a row at the World Helicopter Championships and was a special instructor at the flight Warrant Officer's School at Fort Rucker before being selected for duty with G.I. Joe. His "hands-on" experience played an integral role n the final design of the Retaliator helicopter. Updraft's input greatly added to the copter's maneuverability, heavy-lift capability and battlefield survivability.
"Updraft molds the Retaliator to him the way he would a new suit. The machine becomes a part of him and even takes on his body language. If the G.I. Joes are in a hot situation, they'd like to see Updraft fly in to lay down cover fire and get them out of there!"
No variations of Updraft (v1) are known to exist.
Updraft's body mold is entirely original and not made up from previous molds.
Versions of Updraft
This was the only version of Updraft ever made.
Reference InformationThe below information contains information about references to various collector's guides, Hasbro references, original retail prices, and other reference material related to Updraft (v1).
Original Retail: $24.49
Hasbro Product: 6339
RAHC/Rank & File: n/a
Lee's Guide: n/a
Desimone Guide: #281
Tomart's Guide: #GI6413b
The Ultimate Guide: Pg. 159 (1st Ed.), Pg. 215 (2nd Ed.)
Action Figure Archive Guide: n/a