High Explostives Anti-Tank Trooper
Heavy Equipment Driver
Earthquake, High Explosive Anti-Tank Rockets
"We don’t just fire at anything; we fire at everything!"
These Cobra anti-tank specialists are equipped with the latest in hyper-kinetic, high-speed, armor-piercing technology. The harness-supported launch tube has active heat vents and an infrared suppressor to cut down detection hazards. The sighting system is fiber-optically linked to the operator’s helmet, which contains range-finders, trajectory computers and image intensifiers. This allowed the Cobra HEAT-VIPER troops to fire their weapons from behind cover under adverse conditions. It takes a lot of nerve to squeeze off a hand-held rocket at a 60 ton GI Joe vehicle coming at you, because they know that if they miss, any Joe worth his salt won’t let them get a second try.
Anti-tank specialists, aka "bazooka men". HEAT Vipers' helmets contain built-in targeting computers used to fire the Vipers' highly advanced armor-piercing rockets. G.I. Joe first encountered HEAT-Vipers while rescuing Snake-Eyes from the Cobra Consulate in New York.
HEAT-Vipers report directly to Major Bludd.
HEAT-Vipers are available on the MUX as Disposable Characters, with a much simpler application. They can also be apped directly as full character (format: HEAT-Viper 1234), or upgraded from DCs to OCs.