It is often speculated that Knockdown's fear of flying is what contributed to his feel the need to take down whatever is in the air. He has a reputation for perfect record in skeet shooting and an uncanny ability to pluck anything out of the air, be it a paper plane, a fly or moth. He went on to study engineering, excelling in microwave and radar technology. He was tapped as a crew member for the Sgt. York project that while it was canceled still saw him move on to several other classified weapons projects in the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. His knowledge in his chosen vocation has proven to be invaluable where electronic breakdowns occur anytime during battlefield conditions. Should the detection technology fail, he is able to demonstrate said uncanny ability to shoot down anything in the air even if it has to be anti-aircraft cannons.
A Real American Hero comics continuity - Marvel
|Battle Force 2000 (1987)
Knockdown was individually carded as part of the Battle Force 2000 subset of G.I. Joe at the very end of 1987. In 1988 he was available carded in a special two-pack with Dodger and was discontinued the following year.
Appearance: red hair; blue shirt with beige vest and left armband; gloves blue on left hand, black on right hand; black pants with beige and brown boots
Accessories: flexible, olive-green helmet with red monocular; large, silver ground-to-air pistol.
- Working names included "Swatter" and "Fly-Trap."