COBRA VIPER (v16)
Series: Twenty Four (2008)
Cobra Viper (v16) was released with the third wave of single packs in 2008 celebrating the 25th Anniversary of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
Cobra Viper (v16) was rereleased with the seventh wave of comic packs in 2008. The pack also included Iron Grenadier (v6) and a reprint of issue 86 of the Marvel series.
Cobra Viper (v16) included a backpack, flak vest, goggles, assault rifle, and a black stand.
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Birthplace: Various Countries
Primary Specialty: Infantry
COBRA VIPERS are the backbone of the COBRA legions. They are highly motivated, superbly trained and formidably equipped. All COBRA VIPERS are issued a combination assault rifle/grenade launcher, the file part of the which can function as a short burst assault weapon, a sustained fire cover support weapon, or a long range marksman rifle with an advanced light-intensification night vision telescopic sign with a built-in range-finder. Multi-layer body armor and wraparound acrylic/composite helmets with built-in RTO (radio telecommunications) gear are standard issue.
"If you want to get anywhere in COBRA, you have to start out as a COBRA VIPER. That's the bottom of the pyramid, and serving in the COBRA infantry is a small price to pay to gain access to the glittering prizes at the top. COBRA doesn't reward success with parades and medals. They offer material wealth, power and an outlet for the terrible urges that drive the greedy, the envious and the cruel. If that doesn't make a COBRA VIPER a dangerous opponent, nothing does!"
Cobra Viper was carded in two ways: first on a card that emphasized the 25th Anniversary of G.I. Joe, and then on a card that emphasized the G.I. Joe cartoon.
The comic pack release of Cobra Viper did not include silver paint on the boots.
Additionally, the comic pack release of Cobra Viper came with a backpack without red paint.
Cobra Viper (v16) was made using all-new molds.
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