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Cobra Night Raven by bagera3005 Cobra Night Raven by bagera3005
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The Cobra Night Raven S3P, or “Raven” as it is more commonly referred to, is regarded by many to be the most advanced, most powerful aircraft used by either G.I. Joe or Cobra during the course of conflict by both sides. The plane is capable of 2,310 mph (Mach 3.5) making it the fastest land based aircraft in the entire world, even faster than the Lockheed SR-71 blackbird, upon which the plane is based. The Viper turbo-jets are based around a ram-jet design that only increase in power as the aircraft moves faster.

No other plane used by either side could touch the incredible versatility of the Raven. During the course of time, Cobra Night Ravens were initially used for reconnaissance, where the planes limited stealth abilities and incredible cruising speed made it immune to interception. The Raven also found a place as a VIP transport, ferrying Cobra leaders to any location safely. The plane has also been used extensively as an interceptor, using long range radar-guided air-to-air missiles stored internally to shoot down attacking bombers and fighters. The least performed task of the Raven was as a supersonic bomber, where it could be easily converted to carry a thermonuclear weapon to wipe out large military installations with a single long-range mission. Any information regarded specific missions performed by these fine aircraft is strictly classified for security purposes. The Night Raven was the one and only aircraft in all of Cobra's forces that did NOT have a vertical take-off and landing capability, making a short runway a necessity.

The crew of a Raven consisted of a pilot, and a gunner/RIO (radio intercept officer.) Although it has never been documented to have occurred, the gunner controls a pair of rearward-facing 20mm automatic cannons to shoot down fighter aircraft. Cobra purchased only a small number of Ravens from M.A.R.S., the expense of the aircraft made larger numbers prohibitive and total number operational is thought to be less than ten.


movie night raven has top speed of mach 6+ an is designed by same man that designed firefox for movie of same name

The Cobra Night Raven, as depicted in the film, differs greatly from its comic book/television series counterpart (in the series and comics, it is based on the real-life SR-71 Blackbird). In the movie, it is very much like the MiG-31 from the movie Firefox (1983). Both aircraft are large, black, ominous looking machines that are stolen by American pilots; both have voice/thought activated weapons that must be controlled in a native language (in this case, Celtic, rather than Russian); and both have Mach-6 capabilities. The Night Raven even resembles the basic design of the Firefox.

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stpattysguy74 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I noticed that you forgot the optional "piggy-back drone jet" which is remote-piloted by the rear-facing co-pilot/gunner (the toy version can hold an action figure in the same position as two members of the command crew of the H.A.V.O.C., pretty much).
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
its one from movie
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stpattysguy74 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I see.
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Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
It was the coolest of all gijoe and cobra planes
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Titans24 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
This is awesome. You have to make more of the "Rise of Cobra" vehicles.
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MALTIAN Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Awsome but the MIG 31 Firefox looked way better oh yeah
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StefanWulph Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
"designed by same man that designed firefox for movie of same name " OH that's why I looked at it and thought it looked ALOT like the Mig-31 Firefox
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GenesisStar20 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool, but I prefer the original one.
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RAFE12 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
I was gonna say Firefox, looks like one, feels like one. still would love to build a firefox.
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AceofAces1941 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
INSTANT FAV!!!
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