Figure: 30th/POC Cobra Trooper
Head: 30th Rock Viper
Goggles: POC Shock Viper
Webgear: 25th Cobra Bazooka Trooper (w/ slight drybrushing)
Backpack: POC/30th/50th Iron Grenadier
Machine Gun: POC/30th/50th Steel Brigade

This figure is part of my Cobra OG13 1982 Set, a custom/kitbash companion/rival set for G.I. Joe "Original 13" of 1982, done in 25th and 30th Anniversary style (30th style in this figure's case).

Riffing off the Cobra Bazooka Trooper of this set, a machine gunner ala Joe OG13 Rock'n'Roll and a precursor to the SAW Viper seemed like a no-brainer. However, I didn't want too many trooper/figure variations for the Cobra OG13, so he's the same build as my Bazooka Trooper. I also wanted to change these figures of this set from the default trooper build in very minor and subtle ways-hence the different webgear and head sculpt, as well as goggles and huge backpacks.

I see this figure build as a generic heavy hardware trooper or a squad support trooper, armed with machine guns, RPGs, grenade launchers, etc. Using an 80s video game scroller shooter (ie Contra), these guys show less frequently than the normal bad guys, do more damage, and take more hits to put down.

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