Long term field duty is not for sissy pants. Regular infantry would come back from a mission with hopes of getting hot meals and shower when they arrive at base. Range-Vipers are different. Their barracks is not a four-sided building with a roof, it's out there on the cold hard ground made of whatever make-shift materials they can find. Their meals are whatever edible walking or crawling critter that comes along and their water comes from the nearest river and stream. They are only provided their uniforms and basic weapons. Whatever else they need they have to hunt for, scour, raid and steal from enemy outposts. These men are recruited from the most extreme of wilderness enthusiasts with a propensity for violence.
A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
Devil's Due Comics continuity
DIC animated series
A Real American Hero
|A Real American Hero (1990)
Appearance: grey helmet with light blue face mask and red eyes; dark blue shirt with light blue short-sleeved jacket and gold ammo belts; yellow shoulder guards and belt; grey gloves; black pants and boots with grey padding
Accessories: large, squarish, grey backpack with two rows of engraved mortar shells; black Thompson gun with removable barrel; small, grey mortar with single ribbed handle; cylindrical, grey mortar shell; small, black dagger with one pin on either side of blade; standard short, black hose.
- Working names included Bush Vipers, Badgers, Snake-Eaters and Dingos.
- Unusually for a non-individual, a Range-Viper was the first-level boss in Taxan's G.I. Joe videogame (1991) for the Nintendo Entertainment System on section 1-3.