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The Cobra Flight Pod, or "Trubble Bubble" is a small, one-person assault craft. It weighs 720 lbs, has a maximum speed of 80 mph, and a maximum range of 120 miles.

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Trubble Bubble

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Animated continuity


The Trubble Bubble from the A Real American Hero animated continuity.


Toy editions

The Flight Pod was originally released in 1985. Though shown to be a pale blue in most early shots in the television series, the "Trouble Bubble" toy was actually a faint grey color.  Like most toys of the era it required some assembly, with the "bubble" canopy being hinged at the back.  It was not released with a figure.


A redeco of the Flight Pod was released in 1997 and came packaged with a Cobra Viper.


  • The writers' guide for the Sunbow series stated that Cobra characters would refer to this vehicle as a flight pod, reserving the description "Trubble Bubble" for use by G.I. Joe members.[1]
  • The Flight Pod made its first Sunbow appearance in the 1984 miniseries The Revenge of Cobra, but was not released as a toy until 1985.


  • G.I. Joe: Field Manual Vol 1

External links

Flight Pod at YoJoe!
1997 Flight Pod at YoJoe!


  1. Steve Gerber, G.I. Joe Writers' Guide (Sunbow Productions, Inc., 1985), 17. Available as a PDF at
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