The name Range-Viper refers to several versions of the same character.
For a list of the other versions, see Range-Viper.

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Range-Vipers are Cobra characters from the A Real American Hero series.
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Long term field duty is not for sissy pants. Regular infantry would come back from a mission with hopes of getting hot meals and shower when they arrive at base. Range-Vipers are different. Their barracks is not a four-sided building with a roof, it's out there on the cold hard ground made of whatever make-shift materials they can find. Their meals are whatever edible walking or crawling critter that comes along and their water comes from the nearest river and stream. They are only provided their uniforms and basic weapons. Whatever else they need they have to hunt for, scour, raid and steal from enemy outposts. These men are recruited from the most extreme of wilderness enthusiasts with a propensity for violence.


A Real American Hero continuity

Marvel Comics continuity

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Animated continuity

DIC animated series

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A Real American Hero

Generation 1
Range-Viper A Real American Hero (1990)

The first Range-Viper was available carded in the 1990 series of A Real American Hero toys.

Appearance: grey helmet with light blue face mask and red eyes; dark blue shirt with light blue short-sleeved jacket and gold ammo belts; yellow shoulder guards and belt; grey gloves; black pants and boots with grey padding

Accessories: large, squarish, grey backpack with two rows of engraved mortar shells; black Thompson gun with removable barrel; small, grey mortar with single ribbed handle; cylindrical, grey mortar shell; small, black dagger with one pin on either side of blade; standard short, black hose. page/Filecard

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Range-Viper was a retool of Swamp Rat, featuring the arms of the 2004 version of Destro and a newly molded head. Included with the carded figure was a rifle, and submachine gun, two knives, and a helmet.
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This Range-Viper was a redeco of the 1990 Range-Viper and came with all the assessories of the 1990 version, minus the knife. It was part of the Official G.I. Joe Collectors Club's Operation Flaming M.O.T.H. set (#2 of 4: Desert Theater). The set also included a redecoed Flak-Viper.
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  • Working names included Bush Vipers, Badgers, Snake-Eaters and Dingos.
  • Unusually for a non-individual, a Range-Viper was the first-level boss in Taxan's G.I. Joe videogame (1991) for the Nintendo Entertainment System on section 1-3.

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