LAMPREYS (v2) 

1991

Amphibious Assault Troopers

Lampreys protect and defend all of Cobra's coastal and underwater outposts, including Cobra Island. Because of their vital importantce in the Cobra legions, each soldier is hand-picked, highly trained and formidably equipped. Armed with rapid-recycling squad laser weapons that fire short, high-intensity laser bursts and fuse conventional enemy weapons in milli seconds, Lampreys also carry armor piercing laser pistols for close range combat situations. Because a laser weapon's firepower is limited in duration, Lampreys are also issued 9mm pistols with built-in spotlights and 9mm submachine guns that have been specially modified for amphibious operations.

"Let's face it, a GI Joe submarine can usually outshoot and outmaneuver anything in the water. But if a squad of Lampreys uses its lasers to fuse the gun barrels and seal the torpedo hatches, that boat hasn't got a chance. It makes you wonder who's really got the advantage."