GI JOE LASER VIPER Vintage Action Figure Cobra COMPLETE 3 3/4 C9+ v1 1990
Laser Viper (version 1) was released by Hasbro and was released carded as part of the ninth series (1990). He was discontinued domestically in 1991.
Laser Viper came with a silver helmet with black visor, a silver backpack, a silver control arm (that attached to the backpack), two black hoses, and two silver laser guns (that attached to the backpack).
Laser weapons are only effective at relatively short ranges because of the amount of energy lost through atmospheric dissipation. Therefore, a LASER-VIPER's primary function on the battlefield is "target illumination" for H.E.A.T. VIPERS and AERO-VIPERS. The Laser-Viper places his beam on the target, then squeezes off a heat-seeking, anti-tank missile or guided bomb that "rides" the beam to destroy the target.