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.
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.
- 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