Cobra forces a scientist to create a new tank weapon, and Footloose and Dusty are dispatched to rescue the researcher. An Arabian bandit finds the Joes and assists them in infiltrating the Cobra base.
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- Destro is typically the logical counterpoint to Cobra Commander. However, he orders his men into a minefield.
- The Mauler is inferior to the Plasma cannon tank.
- None of the land mines can kill, they only disable vehicles.
- The "Now you know..." segment attached to this episode involved Barbecue telling kids not to pull fire alarms.
- The official Sunbow synopsis of this episode has some substantial differences from the episode as it aired:
|“||A Joe transport plane is caught in a storm, forcing the pilot to ditch his cargo, a valuable Mauler tank, over the desert. Dusty and Footloose volunteer to stay with the tank until it can be retrieved. They inadvertently parachute onto a Cobra proving ground and discover the evil organization's latest innovation: a metal alloy that's impervious to any conventional weapon! With tanks and planes constructed of this alloy, Cobra could attack the Joe team - or anyone else - without fear. With a battalion of Cobras hot on their heels, can Dusty and Footloose survive the track across the hostile desert to warn the Joes?||”|
- The title is a reference to the phrase "hearts and minds", where you win the enemy's loyalty.