Airtight (RAH)

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

Airtight is a G.I. Joe character from the A Real American Hero series.
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Airtight has always been the unrepentant practical joker. He dabbles in all sorts of pranks. Itching powder, whoopee cushions, plastic barf, everything you could ever think of and more. Such actions would have tested the patience of his teammates to their very limits. He would probably have been thrown out long ago if it weren't for the fact that he's the only one who volunteers to suit up without hesitation for the missions that would make one's skin crawl. Cobra continuously comes up with ever more lethal concoctions and the fact that any one of them could be so corrosive enough to eat through that suit of his never seem to bother him at all.

Airtight specializes in CBR (chemical, biological and radiological) science. An interest nurtured by his strange childhood. As a boy, his obsessions include testing his limits in offbeat ways (he could hold his breath the longest), collecting plastic dinosaurs and thinks peanut butter and tomato go together perfect as a sandwich.



A Real American Hero continuity

Marvel Comics continuity

Airtight was one of a group of prospective Joes who were tested in the Nevada desert by Lady Jaye. During the course of the test his propensity for collecting scorpions was revealed. When the group came under attack from Cobra, using new mutant plant spores, Airtight's chemical knowledge proved essential, using battery acid to destroy the spores. He then made use of his scorpion collection to attack attack Destro and Mindbender.[1] Airtight subsequently participated in other missions, including the sealing of a Soviet laser from Afghanistan[2] and the assault on Springfield.[3] He also worked at Fort Wadsworth, monitoring satellite images of Cobra Island.[4]

Much later Airtight was part of a team of Joes sent to investigate the Cobra occupied town of Millville.[5]

Devil's Due Comics continuity
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G.I. Joe vs. Transformers

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Action Force (British) Comics continuity

Kurt Schnurr was born in Munich, West Germany.[6] He was initially part of a group of prospective new Action Force members tested by Lady Jaye.[7] Subsequently he assigned to the European branch of Action Force and was part of the team who prevented Cobra from destroying the Eiffel Tower.[8] He was later part of a team who investigated reports of a monster in the sewers under London, a task he was enthusiastic about, where he encountered the Autobot Blades and the Decepticon Megatron.[9] Airtight then participated in the mission to steal a Soviet laser from Afghanistan.[10] He subsequently worked with Barbecue to prevent a terminally ill man from crashing a train loaded with explosives in London.[11] He subsequently participated in missions in the Americas.[12]

Blackthorne Comics continuity

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Dreamwave Comics continuity

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Animated continuity

Sunbow animated series

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Generation 1
Airtight 1985 A Real American Hero (1985)

The first Airtight action figure ever issued was sold in 1985 as part of the A Real American Hero toys.

Appearance: green helmet with 2 black stripes on top and black face mask; yellow shirt and pants with green vest, gloves, belt, and boots; black control panel on vest.

Accessories: short black air hose; olive-green backpack with notch for hose; short black two-handled nozzle rifle; standard long black hose. page/Filecard

Generation 2
G.I. Joe Collectors Club (2008)
Airtight was part of the fourth series of DTC action figures. This mold was a retool of the 2005 version of Barrel Roll with a newly molded head.
Airtight (2008) filecard from


  • In Brazil, there was a Tiger Force version of Airtight. His name was Ar Puro ("Pure Air").

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  1. Improvisation on a Theme
  2. Triple Play
  3. Serpentor
  4. Launch Base
  5. Goin' South & Sucker Punch
  6. Intelligence Profile in Action Force 32.
  7. Improvisation on a Theme. The UK reprinting was brought forward as one of the changes for Action Force continuity.
  8. Terror Tower!
  9. Ancient Relics! Part One, Part Two, Part Three & Part Four.
  10. Triple Play
  11. Runaway Train
  12. Including the UK printings of Serpentor & Launch Base. From this point onwards the Action Force continuity follows the same track as that of the US comics with some additions.

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