Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Corps! Attack Vehicle - Helicopter

Circling back again, presenting an iconic "The Corps!" item, the 1996 - 1998 Series Attack Vehicle 2 man response team set, "ATTACK HELICOPTER".


Following the G.I.Joe Dragonfly footsteps, to say the least, this Bell Cobra-inspired helicopter was(and still is) a welcomed addition to any Joe army.


Figures: "Crowbar" and "Jones". Both vets from the original series, were then (1996) repainted.


4 views on the Helicopter, with mounted cannons.


Spring actions. When you pull the lever, and release, the rotor blades start spinning. A decent variation from the Dragonfly, plus this lever is perhaps better located. The missile launcher is pretty much what you see. You put the missile inside until it clicks and push the button.


Wing nest empty, loaded, rotating scanner underneath the nose and side cannons.


Some cool details. The tail rotor is another nice variation from the Dragonfly, the air intakes are simply sculpted there, you don´t pull the panels away like the G.I.Joe XH-1. That´s a minus. Also, there is no hook like the Joe assault copter had.


Cockpit shots. It is a little bit larger than the reference XH-1, and you can fit pretty much any 3 3/4" figure there unlike the Dragonfly which seemed to be built for thin people. However, the Cobra IS a tight vehicle to be in. Bottom line, if you can, get them both.

Status: Unavailable

4 comments:

  1. Luís "ToneGuns" GalileuNovember 9, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Great cobra type chopper.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I bought this chopper for my six year old fifteen years ago because it was a great stand it for the Dragonfly. He broke it, but not after a few years of good use. About '98, I crossed the same chopper in army green and snatched it up. I love and am in the hunt for another!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'd love to find one of these some day. I'm huge helicopter buff and this would most definitely fit in with my custom JOE air assault fleet. Hoping to one day come across this fantastic piece.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey Terry, you may get lucky one of these days as I´m probably cleaning all but gijoe around here ;) Or not.

    ReplyDelete

Thank your for being part of this!