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The Stinger is Cobra's night attack jeep. It is armed with four turret-mounted rockets/missiles and has seating for two.

Vehicle profile


Type: All Terrain Assault Vehicle (ATAV)
Designation: Light Tactical Ground Vehicle
Weapons: x4 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM)
Crew: 2 (Driver, Gunner)

Smooth, aggressive mobility — that's the hallmark of the Cobra Stinger off-road vehicle. It moves over rugged terrain with lethal focus of a tarantula bearing down on its next meal. The vehicle's wishbone suspension allows it to maintain stability and speed over the roughest ground. The rocket launcher rotates a full 360 degrees for maximum battle effectiveness. The V-12 turbo engine has stamina and power for sustained combat deployment in the capable control of a Cobra Stinger Driver.


From blueprint:

• Rocket Launcher - 360 degree rotation
• Tow hook
• Rear deck panels
• Removable roof panel
• Gull-wing doors
• Roll bar
• Hood hold-down pins
• Urethane fender flares
• Ground-to-air rockets
• Off-road tires on alloy wheels
• Halogen headlamp with electronic defrosters
• Heavy-duty winch
• Refueling tank
• 4-wheel disk brakes
• 4-wheel independent suspension
• 4.8 liter V-12 fuel-injected twin-turbo engine; Range: 550 miles: Top Speed: 140 mph
• Ram bar
• 4-wheel drive

From the Marvel comic series:

Wight: 2.7 tons
Speed (with 2 man crew, fully loaded): 85 mph, 4-wheel drive: 45 mph.
Range (100% load): 420
Ordinance: x4 variable mission launch rails, with ether short-range surface-to-air "fire-and-forget" missiles, or medium-range surface-to-surface computer or laser designated targeted high explosive or incendiary missiles.


Comics continuity

A Real American Hero continuity

Marvel Comics continuity
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Devil's Due Comics continuity
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G.I. Joe Reloaded

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G.I. Joe vs. Transformers

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Action Force (British) Comics continuity

A Stinger in action.

Two Stingers were used by the Cobra team who sought to kidnap Ahmed Hassan, the first Ishmali ambassador to the United Kingdom, but actually captured a disguised Shipwreck. They fought off a rearguard Action Force rescue mission, but were destroyed by an A.W.E. Striker.[1] In a computer simulation of a nightmare of Flint's, Stingers were amongst the many Cobra vehicles who attacked him.[2] Back in the real world Stingers were used by a Cobra team who attacked the Action Force Weapons Testing Range in Stonebury to steal secret plans.[3] Two Stingers later accompanied Storm Shadow to an Asian jungle to recover a fallen satellite, only to be disabled by Snake-Eyes.[4] Later Stingers were deployed in the Australian outback to protect a Cobra base, but they were destroyed by an Action Force team using the H.A.V.O.C..[5]

Blackthorne Comics continuity

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Dreamwave Comics continuity

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Hasbro Comics continuity

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Animated continuity

Sunbow animated series


Toy editions

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  • G.I. Joe: Field Manual Vol 1

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